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Full text of "Lambda Vol. 34 No. 16"

Laurentian University's Student Newspaper 

Thursday, January 18, 1996 - le jeudi 18 Janvier 1996 
Volume 34 - Issue 16/Numero 16 



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would call that three miles of 
road. 

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Thursday, January 18, 1996 /le jeudi 18 Janvier 1996 



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Social Justice: Ontario Government CFS Calls For One More 



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Condemned Over Homeless 
Problem 



by David Alan Barry 

Varsity (CUP) 



Cuts by the Ontario's 
provincial government were 
condemned at a gathering to mourn 
the homel^who have died on the 
streets of 

Over 200 pcdP^Hj^ed the fourth 
annual Homeiel^^llkial held at 
Nathan Phillips Si 
The service began 
procession which sta 
southern end of the sqil 
concluded in front of City H 
Pallbearers carried a cardbo; 
coffin covered with roses 
representing the 60 to 70 homeless 
people organizers estimate have 
died on the streets of Toronto since 
November of last year. 
A sheet was then draped over the 
coffin and people were asked to 
write the name of someone they 
knew who had died as a result of 
living on the streets. 
Also placed on the coffin was a sign 
with the message, '"[Premier Mike] 
Harris open your eyes." 
"They have died because of the 
cold. They have died because of a 
lack of care and love," Sister Susan 
Moran to the Out of the Cold drop- 
in center told the crowd. 
And she says unless the provincial 
Conservative government acts to 
help the plight of the homeless, it 
will faced with unrest. 
"To our government, [I say] we are 
a people, and we are a people who 
are suffering. And we shall rise up 
until we are treated with love and 
justice," said Moran. 



"I am angry that we have to have a 

day like this to raise awareness about 

the people who are dying because 

they are hungry and have no shelter," 

said Cori Fresneda 
I of the Sistering ^^^^^^^^^^^ 
I drop-in center. 
VFresneda says she 

has trouble seeing 

c^vidcnce that 

Canada is the 

caring and 

compassionate 

country its 

reputation suggest 

when some of its 
^|gs are dying 
treets. 
e Harris 




This government is not only 

about cuts, it is about 

changing the consciousness 

of the country [so that it] 

goes from caring about the 

poor to blaming the poor. " 



^ targeting the poor and 
th Its policies, and 
als^l^^^^^^Bh&r the financial 
woes ( 
"The HaT 
the assault' 
government i^ 
IS about changlnjgl 
of the country [so thi 
caring about th^jjoorto blaming the 
poor." 

Fresneda added that the problems in 
Ontario are ngfojie fault of social 
welfare, ^l^pre rather due to 
"corporaJMPcifare" — tax breaks to 
busines^^and the rich. 
She sa^people in this province need 
to feel,' secure that they will be 
provided with proper nutrition and 
proper shelter. 

"This should no be a demand. This 
should be a right and an expectation 
of every citizen of this province." 
John Clark of the Ontario Coalition 
Against Poverty says Torv^uts to 
welfare benefits have p^||^^cople 
out of their homes bccaS^they can 



no longer afford to pay their rent. 

And he says a decrease in the welfare 

rolls only means that things are 

getting worse for the poor in the 

province, 

^^^^^^^^^^^^ not better. 

"We 

know 

these 

people 

have not 

got jobs, 

they have 

gone onto 

t h e 

streets," 

^^^^^^^^^^^^ he says 

What we 

have is a 

situation where the welfare system 

and the government are creating a 

[situation ] that is a social crime that 

has to be opposed and fought. 

Clark says people must be prepared 

to mobilize against the Harris 

government through protest and 

direct action. 

■'We have the power not only to ask 
Hams to b^k|jCf, but to drive him 
from offil<^^Tie said . 
There could be as many as 60,000 
underhoused and homeless in the 
city of Toronto, says Bart Pocsiat, 
one of tlie organizers of the event 
and community legal wo^r at 
Parkdale CommunitvjJPcgal 
Services. 

He says this number will grow as 
provincial cutbacks to welfare and 
family benefits creates more 
homelessness. 

"To compound that, support for the 
homeless has been cut back, 
especially social services," he said. 
"[And] some of the [homeless] 
shelters are going under." 



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Day of Action 



by Zachary Schwartz 

McCm Daily (CVF) 



Student organizations 
across Canada are gearing up for a 
national day of protest on February 6 
as impending budget cuts are hashed 
out by university administrations and 
faculties. 

The protest, called a national 
Day of Action and organized by the 
Canadian Federation Students (CFS), 
is to make sure students' voices are 
heard before federal Finance Minister 
Paul Martin's budget is released later 
next month, though just what action 
students will take is another matter. 

The CFS suggested that the 
protest be targeted towards financial 
institutions, aiming to condemn tyheir 
exploitative record-breaking profits 
in the midst of widespread 
government cuts. 

There will be city-wide 
activities culminating in a rally in 
major cities across Canada, like 
treasure hunts intended to publicize 
the finances of big businesses in major 
cities. 

But several conservative 
universities disagreed with this 
approach, preferring that the National 
Day of Action be less belligerent in 
tone. 

Laurentian's own SGA will 
be promoting the event, slated for 
February 6. In a rock-band 
announcement format, students will 
be able to attend "The Mike Harris 
Cross-Campus Tour" presented by 
"private interest and the wealthy." 
Students will meet in the lobby of the 
R.D. Parker building at 7 pm. Guest 



speakers are expected. Students at 
Laurentian are encouraged to attend 
this event, to learn how cuts will 
affect them. 

There are high hopes for 
this year's Day of Action based on 
last year's impressive turnout. CFS 
national chairperson Guy Caron 
claimed that last year's January 25 
National Day of Action was "the 
largest student demonstration in the 
country's history." 
Media reports said last year's Day of 
Action involved up to 70,000 students 
across Canada. 

"Last year's participation 
was great," said CFS Executive Brad 
Lavigne. "Hopefully we can better 
the numbers." 

Like many student leaders, 
Lavigne is worried that the federal 
government's budget balancing 
tactics are coming at the expense of 
education. 

"We have to show students 
that there is great wealth in this 
country, and that it is not being taxed. 
The line that the government can't 
afford social spending on post- 
secondary education, health care, 
daycare and employment (programs) 
is wrong." 

"It's not just that the cuts are 
bad - there are alternatives to cutting 
social programs to bring down the 
deficit," he said. "We want to show 
the government numbers and deliver 
a pre-budget message that no more 
cuts are necessary," said Lavigne. 

Although most of the action 
to be taken in February has yet to be 
planned, an optimistic Lavigne 
described the event-to-be as part of 
an "ongoing campaign, building on 
last year's lobbying and January 25." 



Students On Budget 

Alert: Cut Tax Breaks, 

Not Education 



On February 6th, Canadian college and university students from 
British Columbia to Newfoundland will be sounding a "budget alert". They 
are calling on Finance Minister Paul Martin to collect the billions of dollars 
in outstanding corporate and individual taxes to allay the massive cuts to 
post-secondary education and other social programs. 

■'According to the Auditor General's annual report, billions of 
dollars go uncollected by the Federal government due to entirely legal tax 
deferrals and recalcitrant filing", notes Michael Mancinelli, the National 
Deputy Chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students. "This is not 
some kind of "accounting phenomenon' — this is political injustice. It's 
about time the federal government started listening to its own accountant 
and started collecting revenues from those who can afford to pay." 

"The colossal cuts which are being announced by provincial 
governments are a brutal consequence of a reduction in transfer payments 
by the federal government. Unless the federal government ceases this plan 
of action, Canada's social programs will be obliterated, and millions of 
Canadians will suffer as a result" declared Guy Caron, National Chairperson 
of the Canadian Federation of Students. 

""We're tired of hearing Jean Cretien and Paul Martin's assertion 
that ilicir dclicit-culting agenda is reasonable and fair", Caron continued. 
"The 1995 Budget, and ail the Tory budgets before are the direct cause of 
the reactionary social policies adopted by the Klein government of Alberta 
and the Han^is government in Ontario." Students recognize that the deficit 
needs to be reduced but they reject the obsession with focusing on government 
spending. ""The deficit and debt were not caused by social spending", said 
Mancinelli, ""they were caused mostly by high interest rates and the 
unwillingness of governments to collect taxes from the wealthy and 
profitable corporations. It's disgusting that governments are now demanding 
that the poor and unemployed shoulder the burden of the debt." 



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LAMBDA • Volume 34 • Issue16/ Numero 16 



9^WS 



le jeudi 18 Janvier 1996/Thurs., January 18, 1996 




Library Saves Students 
Money 

The J.N. Desmarais Library is committed to saving students 
money. This past year it cut fines for overdue circulation books in half 
— from $ 1 .00 per day with a maximum of $30.00 to $.50 per day with a 
maximum of $ 1 5.00. 

On top of this, the library's circulation staff have been making 
efforts to reach students by phone or mail about any books overdue more 
than five days. This procedure has generated more returns of overdues 
and lower fines per title. 

Now the library is making it even easier for students to save 
money by allowing them to renew their booths before they become due 
using the library's own "Self-Service Terminal", any computer on 
campus, or even their home computers. A handout is available in the 
library which explains procedures of the new LOANS module (the 
instructions are also available on local news in the LU Question and 
Answers partition). 

Students who need to use books for an extended period of time 
no longer have to cart their books back to the Circulation desk and ask that 
renewals be done there. 

The only condition imposed by the new a service is that students 
renew their books a bit early to ensure that no hold has been placed upon 
them. In addition, during this initial phase, self renewals may only be 
done once per title. 

The renewal service is restricted to undergraduates with three 
week loans. 

All library users can also use the terminals available to check the 
status of their own records as well as to place holds on books that they 
want and to check whether the holds are in. Those who have free accounts 
on the VAX will be able to exploit the full potential of the LOANS 
module. 

The J.N. Desmarais Library is committed to the ongoing 
improvement of its services to students and looks for still further ways of 
accomplishing this goal. 



BIBLIOTHEQUE J.N. DESMARAIS 

J,N DESMARAIS LIBRARY 
Heures d'ouverture/Hours of service 

WINTER SESSION: September 1 1, 1995 - April 19 
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 1 1 :00 p.m. 

Friday 8:30 a.m - 6:00 p.m 

Saturday & Sunday 1 1 :00 a.m - 6:00 p.m. 

October 9, 1995 -- Thanksgiving Day -- CLOSED 
February 19, 1996 -- Founders' Day -- CLOSED 

SESSION D'HIVER: le 1 1 septembre 1995 - avril 
1 996 lundi- jeudi 8h30 - 23h 

vendredi 8h30-18h 

samedi et dimanche 1 1 h - 1 8h 

le 9 octobre - Jour de I'Action de grace - FERMEE 
le 19 f^vrier 1996 - Joum6e des fondateurs - FERMEE 

■ N.B. Library hours are subject to change during the 
Christmas Break and Easter Weekend/ 
Les heures d'ouverture de la bibliotheque pcuvenl 
changer durant le conge dc Noel et la fete de Paques. 



Universities and Government Team Up 

to Protect Forests 



by Lori Turnbull 

Varsity (CUP) 



The forests industry has joined with 
both the federal and Alberta 
governments to look at ways of 
making forestry practices more 
environmentally sound. 
Launched in December the 
Sustainable Forest Management 
Research Network links a dozen 
forestry businesses with scientists at 
22 universities across Canada. 
It is important for industry and 
government to share resources in the 
area of sustainable development, says 
Stan Boutain, the University of 
Alberta professor who is serving as 
depuyty scientific leader for the 
Research network. 
"Society is no longer willing to accept 
[a company] that just produces 
lumber. University people need 
research money and [they] have a 
social conscience. Government wants 
to make sure societal interests will be 
met [and] industry has to come up 
with the answers, " he said. 
The federal government put in $10.8 
million for the Network with the 
province of Alberta adding $3.2 
million. Industry sources are 
responsible for $2.2 million with the 
remaining $3.8 million to be raised 
from new and existing partners, 
according to Pierre Norman, Chief 



ofCommunications at the Natural 
Science and Engineering Research 
Council. The funds will be jointly 
managed by university researchers 
and industry representatives on a 
board of management. The board 
will also set priorities forthe Network, 
says Norman. 

The Network will work on four broad 
environmental areas, with a diferent 
team focusing on each area. The 
Ecological Basis of Sustainable 
Forestry area will examine the effects 
of human practices on forests and the 
species who live there. Ensuring 
clean water will be a priority of this 
area says Boutain. The Minimal 
Impact Technology area will be 
comrpised of engineers examining 
the outputs of pulp mills and their 
impact on the environment, says 
Boutain. The engineers are working 
on an alternative method to process 
pulp using less bleaching materials, 
according to Sue Milne, Program 
Officer at the National Centre of 
Excellence directorate, the Network's 
governing body. 

"The pulp and paper industry in 
Canada is making actual 
improvements in their processing , " 
she said. 

The Socio-Economic Sustainability 
area involves consultation with 
Aboriginal people about the 
development of forestry resources and 
job opportunities on Aboriginal land, 
according to Dan Paszkowski, advisor 



to the Minister of Natural Resources. 
The Planning and Practices area 
applies the research from the other 
areas to design eco-models and 
evaluate the repercussions of each, 
says Milne. She adds that a database 
of this magnitude has never before 
been compiled in Canada. 
Rorke Bryan, the University of 
Toronto's Dean of Forestry says while 
the Department supports the 
networking principle, its specific level 
of involvement has yet to be 
negociated. He adds that the network 
is still in the developmental phase. 
Bryan says this research is much 
needed but more forestry companies 
need to join, apart from those in 
Alberta. Nine of the twelve forestry 
companies involved are from that 
province. 

"Canada needs concentrated research 
of the boreal forest environmentally, 
socially and economically. 
[However] the Network needs 
industry participants from all 
provinces across the country," Bryan 
said. 

Canada is a world leader in the forestry 
trade, exporting over $32 billion per 
year, including $1 1 billion in soft 
wood lumber, $6.3 in newsprint, $6.7 
in news pulp and $8.4 billion in other 
forestry products. The trade provides 
339,000 direct forestry jobs and 
508,000 indirect wood-based jobs, 
according to Dan Paszkowski, advisor 
to the Minister of Natural Resources. 



Unidlmensional IVIethodologies 
IVIultidimensional Students 



Each academic subject 
presupposes its appropriate 
methodology which an aspect of 
reality is^rasped. The aim of a given 
methodology is the gathering and 
analysis of data correlated and 
synthesized to provide information 
and finally true knowledge. No one 
methodology can encompass the 
whole of reality nor can the whole of 
reality be reduced to the parameters 
of any given methodology. A 
university reflected through its 
schools, faculties and departments, 
the complexity of reality or the multi- 
faceted world in which we live and of 
which we are a part and parcel. 

The human person, a living 
microcosm is not only a synthesis of 
the universe but a multidimensional 
being capable of multi-dimensional 
being capable of multi-relationships. 
Hence the problem. When a 
multidimensional, multi-relational 



person is reduced to the 
unidlmensional of a methodology, it 
is forced to leave a greater part of 
itself outside, "parked at the door of 
the classroom." He or she is plunged 
into a temporary state of 
schizophrenia. 

A university rightly claims 
to be an institution of higher learning. 
One may ask however if it is an 
institution of higher education in 
wh ich the student as a person is shown 
the way to become an integrative 
centre. One may also ask is the 
university does not leave students 
with a limping personality incapable 
of relating in a balanced way to self, 
to others, to society. True, correct 
information leads to new and true 
knowledge. If knowledge is power, 
it is not necessarily wisdom, which is 
a wholistic is not a holistic view of 
self and the encompassing universe. 
Does then a university amputate our 



personality or does it educate the 
humanity in each of us? 

Can you imagine Faculty of 
the Department of Science,' 
Psychology, Philosophy, Native 
Studies and Religious Studies trying 
to make sense of spiritual stuff? 

During the summer '95 I 
dreamed of having Faculty of 
different disciplines coming together 
to explore a holistic approach to 
human experience. I found Faculty 
very kean to talk about it. 

What a delight, what a treat 
for the mind to listen to intelligent, 
articulated open minded Faculty 
talking about there understanding of 
our human experience from their 
respective academic point of view. 

Come and here a sequence 
of that sharing Tuesday, January 23, 
11:30 a.m. in the Parker Building 
Student Centre, Room 239. Bring 
your lunch, coffee will be provided. 



AVIS 
AUX MEMBRES DE L'AGE 

Confomi6ment a I'anicle IV de la constitution 

de I'AGE, veuillez noter par le present avis que 

le Comite sur la constitution et les politiques de 

I'AGE a propose des amendements a 

la constitution de I'AGE. 



Le texle des amendements 

proposes est qffiche a 

I'exterieur du bureau 

de lAGE. 




ATTENTION 
ALL SGA MEMBERS! 

As per Article IV of the SGA Constitution, the 
following is notification that the SGA 
Constitution and Policy Committee has pro- 
posed amendments to ihe SGA Constitution. 



Text of the proposed 

ammendments are posted 

outside the SGA office. 




Volume 34 • Issue16/ Num6ro 16 • L/kMBDA 



Thursday. January 18, 1996 /le jcudi 18 Janvier 1996 



t'Dno^IM. 



Pornography, Censorship and Freedom of Choice 



by Duininic Viclmar 
Editor-in-Cfiief 



This was one of the hardest 
weeks for the staff here at Lambda. 
For the first time, the cover photo and 
the main article featured caused quite 
a bit of discussion. It was also the 
first time that a collective decision 
was taken. The staff, those who liked 
the photos and those who didn't, 
agreed there was a point to the use of 
the chosen photographs. If there had 
been any strong opinions, you would 
not be looking at the photos. It also 
caused discussion as to censorship, 
pornography, what's acceptable to 
whom and who decides. 

Wc know there will be 
objection to our depiction of women 
only. The reason for the photos of 
women is not that we're trying to 
objectify them. It's more a question 
of what's available on the Net. The 
only photos of men were those 
depicting hardcore sexual acts, be 
they homosexual or hetereosexual. 

Would you be surprised to 
know that the cover photo is not from 
the net, but rather from a mainstream 



magazine and the topic of related 
article is genetic testing. 

Where is the line where art 
becomes pornography? Just because 
a photo is contemporary, docs that 
automatically qualify it as pom? Some 
groups would qualify the Great 
Masters as pornographers. Think 
about Boticelli's paintings, 
MichaelAngelo's David, etc. IHerb 
Ritts and Annie Liebowitz have been 
described as "peddlers of 
pornography." We don't see it that 
way. Porn falls into the category of 
"if you don't like it, don't look at it" 

When it comes to 
pornography, we must assume that 
the majority of the people in these 
photos arc over the age of 18 and 
doing this of their own free will. 
Also, they are getting paid quite well 
for posing. There are probably 
situations where the conditions were 
not as ideal as say, aPlayboy pictorial, 
but, just the same, these arc adults. 

A definite line must be 
drawn at child pornography and 
bestiality. These are two cases were 
one of the participants is not an adult 
and/or not in a position to consent or 
refuse. Child pomographydoescause 



excessive psychological damage to 
the individual, regardless of what 
NAMBLA says. 

Also, when we discuss 
pornography, we inevitably fall into 
the discussion of censorship. As Steve 
Martinovich mentions in his feature, 
there is currently a bill going through 
the US Congress to police and/or 
remove pom on the internet, making 
chat lines and .gif site and others 
illegal. But, who decides what is 
acceptable to me or to you? And 
where does it stop? 

We believe in censoring 
things for ourselves. If we don't want 
children to have access to 
pornography, we'll take the 
appropriate steps and measures to 
make sure it doesn't fall into their 
hands. Ifthere's something we don't 
want to look at, we won't pick it up. 
Our greatest fear is to wake up one 
day, living in a Fahrenheit 451 society, 
where the government will decide 
what is best for us and ours. 

The point of the article is to 
inform you as to what is out there. 
You can't afford to be naive enough 
to think that everything is safe and 
cozy on the Net. Others on staff did 



their own searches once Martinovich 
mentioned he was looking into this 
for a possible article and, he was 
correct. It took about 5 minutes to 
find "pornography". A search using 
the keyword "nudes" (pom in the art 
world) produced more than ahundred 
listings, including quite a few well- 
renowned art galleries (the Louvre, 
MOMA in New York, etc) and of 
course, the sites Martinovich 
discusses in his article. 

Censorship starts innocently 
enough, with pornography but then it 
goes into other facets of our lives, 
such as books, films, theatre, we 
tthink you get the point. Where does 
it stop? 

Let's digress a bit from the 
pornography issue. There is a 
situation out West where a group of 
parents wants to censor and rewrite 
the stories we all heard as children on 
the basis that they're violent, sexist 
and racist. We're talking aboutLittJe 
Red Riding Hood . Cinderella . Hansel 
and Gretel and the others. This 
ridiculous censorship is depriving 
children of real life experience. 

Children need to know that 
there are bad people out there and not 



everyone is there to help. It's life. 
TTiese are also the same kinds of 
parents who want to censor comics 
(Superman, X-Men, Spidey) on the 
basis of too much violence. Yet, how 
many children of these parents have 
the latest Mortal Kombat Game? 
What about Bugs Bunny cartoons 
that have been sanitized to the point 
of non-recognition? Children process 
information to a level that they can 
understand. When they are told that 
"the hunter slit the wolfs belly and 
out came Grandmother and Little Red 
Riding Hood", they have their own 
visual images, that are usually tamer 
than that of the parents. 

To recap, we didn't do this 
to anger everyone or to ruffle feathers. 
It's information and a fundamental 
question of freedom of choice. Then 
again, if it really bother you, censor 
yourself and don't look. 

This last bit is simply a 
reminder if you want to respond (and 
IknowsomeofyouwilU). Remember, 
we need your name (real name) and 
telephone number. We'll withhold 
your name if you want, but we won't 
print unsigned letters. 



lagBL SPACE FOR RANT 



Library 
Theft 

To Whom It May Concern, 

I have purchased a new 
calculator, fx-9915-s. That's right 
the one requircdi for examinations. 
Well, seeing that I now have two 
operator's manuals - my first 
calculator was stolen in the library 
earlier this week, leaving me with an 
extra manual. I think it's a nice 
gesture to leave one of my extra 
manuals in the library for the 
individual who stole the x:alculator. 
Now you'll know how to use it. This 
isn't a joke. The manual may be 
found in the same area as the 
calculator was stolen, anytime after 
January 18, 1996: nice of me to not 
put you on the spot or anything by 
specifying a location, isn't it? 

Well, I hope you have good 
use of it and that it will be a nice 
companion to your studies. 

Sincerely, 

M.F. Mircillc Robitaille 



Slashing LU's Throat 



Dear Dr. Paul, 

I have but one question to 
ask you. Do you really know what 
you are doing up in the Ivory Tower 
or arc you so detached from the world 
that you in fact do not know or at least 
realize what you are doing? Any 
student and many faculty would tell 
you, you are making a huge mistake. 
Who in their right mind would think 
of raising the tuition, especially at a 
small university, a full 20% for the 
next school year? The only real 
accomplishment of this is to drive 
students to other, less expensive 
universities. Your decision to raise 
the tuition the full 20% (this is my 
understanding, unless you have 
changed your mind) is, for lack of a 
better word, quite stupid. One may as 
well take a knife and stilt the throat of 
the university now. Surely, it would 
make more sense to undercut the 
other, bigger universities in Ontario 
so to encourage more students to come 
to Laurcntian. 



Although Laurentian has it's 
faults, as I am sure that most 
universities do, LU is really not that 
bad a school. I have enjoyed my time 
here and will be sad when it is over, 
I still have one more year, thankfully. 
I say thankfully because I could never 
afford the expected hikes over the 
next few years. If I were a student in 
first year I would seriously consider 
leaving Laurentian to attend a 
university whose tuition is less than 
ours. As it is the only students you 
may guarantee yourself are those who 
are from the Sudbury area and can 
live at home to save on expenses, and 
this really can't even be guaranteed. 
Realistically however, there are not 
that many students in the Sudbury 
area, many of the students are in fact 
from out of town (please conect me if 
I am wrong). Regardless there are 
not enough students in the Sudbury 
area to maintain the number of 
students enrolled at Laurcntian. 

This point really is not of 



your doing but is something that you 
should consider. The cost of an 
apartment here in Sudbury is the same 
or at least relatively close to those in 
other, larger cities, such as Toronto. 
Unless you are one of the lucky ones 
you can expect to pay between $300- 
$400 per month in rent for a one 
bedroom apartment. The cost of 
living surely is not cheap here. Gas 
costs more, food costs more, there is 
a need for warmer clothes to get 
through the colder winter's costs more 
and transportation costs money. In 
Toronto you have a much larger 
access area with the TTC, than you 
do here in Sudbury and the costs 
surely are not comparable, inessence 
it cost less in Toronto. With these 
few points in mind who in their right 
mind would even think of coming up 
to Laurentian. Okay there are those 
who may come up here for a specific 
program but most if not all of our 
programs are available at other 
universities in Ontario, universities 



that cost less to attend. There of 
course may be the odd exception. 

It is not too late, you can 
back down from the stand that you 
have taken and revoke the plan to 
increase tuition by 20%. It surely 
seems like a death wish to make such 
a silly move. You may think that LU 
will suffer if you do not take such 
large steps in trying to save LU. 
However, you may in fact find that 
more students will want to come to 
LU and other smaller universities 
because they offer a high calibre of 
education (and because their tuition 
is lower or at the least more 
competitive with the larger 
universities). 

If you decide to follow 
through will your plan to increase 
tuition for your sake and the sake of 
the university I do hope that you are 
not slashing Laurentian's throat. 

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LAMBDA • Volume 34 • Issue16/ Nunnero 16 



0\(E%^S 



lejeudi 18 Janvier 1996/ Thurs., January 18, 1996 



Enter Stage Right 



by Gord Gekko 

Columnist 



The 90's. Back in 1989 
many people were calling them the 
"kinder,gentler90's". Notably it was 
the liberals who were describing the 
90's like that. The rest of us knew it 
would be time to start working on the 
problems they've been generous 
enough to leave for us. 

The rise of conservatism is 
a surprise to many, except for those 
of us who saw the signs. Our victory 
came about from the work of two 
groups, conservatives and liberals. 
Liberals? You ask...yes. Without the 
hard work done by such luminaries 
as Bob Rae, there would have been 
fewer conservative victories. The 
liberals did it with the natural by- 
product that forms after they get 
something they've emotionally 
blackmailed us into, and that by- 
product is their arrogance. 

There is no doubt that the 
gift of communication often belongs 
to the liberals. Their job is also easier. 
Take the current situation. Even 
though Mike Harris is still supported 
by amajority of the people in Ontario, 
it is still difficult to explain why cuts 
to spending have to be made. But for 
theliberals,opposingthecuts is nearly 
simplistic. Declare the cuts as either 



anti-labour, anti-minority, anti- 
women, anti-child, anti-student, etc., 
or a// of the above, and you ' ve already 
appealed to your natural constituency. 

But by doing this, liberals 
display their blatant contempt for the 
intelligence and sensibilities of 
Canadians (don't forget the recent 
Earth is Flat Award I gave to Lloyd 
Wagner for his statements on your 
intellects). Rather than argue the facts, 
liberals argue with emotional 
sophistry or lies. Don't believe me? 
Start listening to what they say and 
then tell me that I'm wrong. 

I should know. Over the few 
years that I have been writing this 
column r ve received my fair share of 
letters from people who do not like 
what I have to say, and I've met a few 
of them later. Every single letter that 
has ever been published in the pages 
of Lambda has been an emotion laden 
vitriolic attack, often upon my 
character, mostly denying what I have 
to say simply because they don't like 
the sound of what I have to say. 

And that tactic gets used by 
the 'professional' liberals as well. 
During the debates that were going 
on after Harris got elected, those of 
the left pounded away with whatever 
ammunition they could find If the 
cuts pass, they tell us, thousands of 
poor will have to live out on the 
streets. If welfare is cut, then 
thousands of people will starve. 



Tuition's raised will mean tens of 
thousands of students who cannot go 
to school. The cuts were a present to 
the wealthy and business for their 
continued support. If taxes are 
lowered, then an economic 
catastrophe will befall Ontario. 

The arrogance comes in with 
the response to any challenge to these 
statements. So convinced of the 
correctness of their ideas, that no 
opposing view point can be tolerated. 
An atmosphere is created that only 
they can thrive in. 'Follow me,' they 
whisper, 'only we care about you.' 

"And compounding the 
offensiveness of their arrogance is a 
readiness to sacrifice veracity in order 
to further their agenda. Partisan 
editorializing aside, I am referring 
here to a persistent and deliberate 
mockery of the truth", stated a recent 
article I read on the fall of the Left. I 
can't even count the times that I've 
heard the armies of the left lie. One 
day, one story, another story the next. 
It was taken to a new art form by 
Shelly Martel during the previous 
NDP government. Martel begged to 
take a polygraph examination to prove 
she lied about former Sudbury M.D. 
J.P. Donahue. It must work, she was 
re-elected... 

By pointing out the left's 
darker side, I'm not making the case 
that conservatives are above the same 
petty tactics. I could point out several 




cases off the top of my head. But I 
honestly believe that you find it less 
in the right. If a conservative believes 
that the individual is of paramount 
importance (and they should), and 
that individualism is their mantra, 
then it's a lot harder to insult the 
intelligence of the very people you're 
trying to represent. 

As conservatives, we have 
to remember that when explaining 
our ideas, that we do not fall prey to 
the easy use of their tactics. It's easy 
to argue with emotion, lies and feel- 
goodisms, but at the end of the day 
the only thing you've done is 
completely undermine your position. 
If we do not argue with the facts then 
we risk falling into the same hole as 
liberals. And the facts do support us. 
We must have faith in the intelligence 



Is lt???....Or 
Not!!! 



SCENARIO #1: 

"Stay with me Sue. I don' t want to be 
by myself when he's around." 
"Oh, grow up! As if he's going to do 
anything when there are all these 
people around. I think you are getting 
paranoid! Just because he signed up 
for the same class, doesn't mean that 
he's obsessed with you!" 
Sue leaves Tracey to fend for herself 
as she goes off to talk to some other 
friends who just walked into the 
classroom. Tom quickly seizes the 
opportunity and approackes Tracy 
who pretends to be busy reading. 
"Hi there beautiful! How come you 
didn't return my call this weekend. I 
want to invite you over for dinner." 
"I told you that I don 't want to see you 
any more. Now, please leave me 
alone." 

"Hey, that's no way to talk to me! 
MTiy don't we discuss whatever is 
bothering you over coffee after class. 
I'll wait for you." 

"No! I don't want to talk to you and I 
want you to stop pestering me." 
But Tom is already waving to 
someone else as he walks away 
towards his own seat. Tracy feels 
extremely uncomfortable and 
wonders if she should leave before 
the class starts. 

Would you consider that senario a 
harrasment situation? You will find 
the answer in the next edition. Stay 
tuned! 

The Harassment Office is located in 
L-826, R.D. Parker building. You 
can also reach us by calling 675- 
1 151, ext. 3422. 



Oui???...Ou 
Non!!! 



SCENARIO 1 

"Reste avec moi, Suzanne. Je ne peux 
pas gtre seule quad il est dans les 
environs." 

"Ne sois done pas si enfant! II ne fera 
rien avec tout ce monde autour. Je 
pense que tu deviens paranoiaque! 
Le fait qu'il se soit inscrit au meme 
cours que toi ne veut pas dire qu'il te 
poursuit!" 

Suzanne laisse Therese se d^brouiller 
et va parler a d'autres amis qui 
viennentd'entrerdans la classe. 
Jacques saisit 1 'occasion et s 'approche 
de Therese, qui fait semblant de lire. 
"Salut, beaut6! Pourquoi ne m'as-tu 
pas rappele en fin de semaine? Je 
voulais t'inviter a diner." 
"Je t'ai dit que ne veux plus te voir. 
Alors, laisse-moi tranquille." 
"He, ce n'est pas une fa^on de me 
parler! Pourquoi n'allons-nous pas 
boire uncafe apres laclasse etdiscuter 
de ce qui t'ennuie? Je vais t'attendre." 
"Non. Je ne veux pas te parler etje te 
demande de me laisser tranquille." 
Mais Jacques salue deja quelqu'un 
de la main en se dirigeant vers sa 
place. Therese se sent tr6s mal a 1 'aise 
et se demande si ellc ne devrait pas 
partir avant le debut du cours. 

Selon vous, est-ce que cette 
situation pourrait etre un cas de 
harcelement? Vous trouverez la 
reponse dans le prochain numero. Ne 
manquez pas de Ic lire! 

Le Bureau du harcelement 
est suite au L826 de I'edifice Parker. 
Vous pouvez nous joindre au poste 
3422.' 



Interactive Social Theatre/ 
Le theatre social 



INTERESTED IN SOCIAL ISSUES? * INTERESTED IN 
THEATRE? * INTERESTED IN CONTRIBUTING TO 
THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY? 

If so, then our interactive social theater might be something worth considering. 

The Harassment Off ice is looking for volunteers to perform in an interactive 
theater group. In order to qualify, one must be aware of and sensitive to 
harassment related issues. Previous acting experience is an asset but not 
necessary. 

If interested, please contact the Harassment office at extension 3422. 

LES QUESTIONS SOCIALES VOUS INTERESSENT? * 
LE THEATRE VOUS INTERESSE? * CELA VOUS 
INTERESSE DE FAIRE UNE CONTRIBUTION A LA 
COMMUNAUTE UNIVERSITAIRE? 

Dans ce cas, vous pourriez peut-etre songer a faire du theatre social; 
interactif. 

Le Bureau du harcelement est a la recherche de benevolcs pour faire partie 
de notre groupe de theatre interactif. Pour etre acceptees, les personnes 
doivent etre conscientes des questions relatives au harcelement et sensibles 
a celles-ci. II n'est pas necessaire d'avoir deja fait du theatre mais ce serait 
un atout. 

Les personnes interessees sont prices de communiquer avec le Bureau du 
harcelement, au poste 3422. 

PHOTO I.D. 

Students. Faculty and Staff 

Director of Services Offices . , 
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Information 673-6597 



of the people who look to others for 
leadership, and we must treat them 
with respect. 

Those of the left act as if we 
cannot tell a lie, as if we paid no 
attention. But we are not stupid, and 
we will not be fooled forever. And 
when that day comes, the hollow 
philosophy of the left will be exposed 
for what it is. ..a pale lie. Their power 
is shrinking daily, as it should. 



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Along with you, World 
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Thursday, January 18, 1996 /le jeudi 18 Janvier 1996 



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LUHECC??...What is 

it? 

CEHRP??...Qu'est- 

ce que c'est? 



It's the Laurentian University Harassment Education and 
Complaints Committee. 

C'est le Comite d'Education Sur le Harc^lement et de 
Reglcment des Plaintes. 



The Committee was formed in order to maintain good 
communication between yourself and the Harrassment Office, 
in order to assist the Harrassment Officier with the education component of the Office's mandate, and in order 
to assist in the mediation and complaint procedures. 

Celui-ci a ete forme afin de maintenir une bonne communication entre les gens de la communaute 
universitaire et le bureau d'harcelement, afin de conseiller la responsable, Bureau du harcelement, en matiere 
d'education au sein de la communaute universitaire, et aussi afin d'aider au processus du reglement de plaintes. 

The following are the members for the 1995-96 academic year: 

Les membres du comite pour I'annee acad6mique 1995-96 sont les suivants: 
Student Associations/ Associations Etudiantes: 

AEF Donald Pelletier 

ALPS Linda Quiqley 

GSA/AEES Angela Bradford 

LOCS/EHCL Melanie C6t6 

SGA/AGE William Brydges 

Employee Groups/Syndicats/ Associations: 



Judy Cramer 
Johanne Rioux 
Annyck Ratiarson 
Gisele Pageau 
Karen Demartin 



CUPE/SCFP 

LUAPSA/APAPUL 

LUFA/APUL 

LUSU/SEUL 

USWA/MUA 
Federated Universities/Universites federees: 

U. of/de S. Olga Beaulieu 

Huntington U. Carolyn Sanders 

Thomeloe U. Tricia Burke 

Other Resource People/ Autres personnes de ressources: 

Sid Bcrgcrsen Counselling and Resource Centre 

Centre d'orientation et d'information 



Earl Black 



Sheila Hardy 



Trish Leduc 



Shelly Moore 



Yvonne Roy 



Special Needs Office 
Bureau des besoins speciaux 

Native Human Services 

Services humains au pres des Amcrindiens 

L. U. Women's Centre 
Centre des femmes de I'U. L. 

Counselling and Resource Centre 
Centre d'orientation et d'information 



Health Services 
Service de sante 

You should feel free to approach any one of these people should you have any questions pertaining 
to harassment related issues. Keep in mind that they are bound by confidentiality. Of course, you can drop by 
to sec the Harassment Officier at any time. The Office is located in room L826 of the Parker Building. 

Vcuillez les consultcr par rapport a toutcs questions pertinentes a I'harcelement. Soyez assures que ces 
personnes rcspccteront le caractere confidentiel de tout ce qui est discute. N'oubliez pas que vous pouvez 
toujours vcnir dircctement au bureau d'harcelement situc au L826 de I'edifice Parker. 
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Harrassment Officer/Responsable, Bureau du harcelement 



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What Is CFS? 



by Matt Gallinger 

Arthur (CUP) 



So, what is CFS? Some of 
you have heard of it, and likely most. 
The name has appeared here in 
[Lambda] at least a couple of times 
this year, but I fear that not enough of 
you know why the CFS is so 
important. To start with, CFS stands 
for the Canadian Federation of 
Students. It is a national and 
provincial alliance of like minded 
schools, who lobby and work for the 
same vision of Education in Canada, 
and indeed of Canadian society as a 
whole. 

You, the individual students 
are all members of the Federation. 
You all pay membership dues to the 
Federation at the start of the year, just 
like you pay membership dues to 
[SGA]. 

The Federation also 
provides you with such things as the 
International Student Identity Cards, 
the only internationally recognized 
student identification, and good for 
substantial discounts on Air Canada 
and Canadian, and soon to be Via 
Rail. Also, the discount cards that 
everyone received at the beginning 
of the year, and programs like the 
Student Working Abroad Program. 
It was the CFS lobbying and rallying 
that prevented the implementation of 
Income Contingent Loan Repayment 
lastyear, and numerous other victories 
for the accessibility of education, 
without financial barriers. So, what 
am I telling you this? 

Well, I and three other just 
returned from the General Meeting 
of the CFS in Ottawa. We were in 
Ottawa for six days, with meetings 
scheduled from nine AM until ten 
thirty at night. WE reviewed the by- 
laws and policies of the Federation, 
although very few substantial changes 
were made. 

As with anywhere, the 
political views in the room ranged 
from far left to far right, but this 
meeting showed that all of that could 
be put aside, and we could all work 
together to protect and preserve our 
public education. 

One of the most important 
things we did all weekend, was to 
look at the myth that Canada has no 
wealth. We looked at some of the 
stories from the Globe and Mail's 
report on business at the end of the 
third quarter. And we found some 
interesting headlines - "Corporate 
Profits Soar 21 %" for example. To 
put that in perspective, the Corporate 
Profits south of the border rose only 
5%, and our forestry sector had gains 



of 256%. Oh, and all the experts are 
predicting even better results in the 
last moth of the year. I'd be happy to 
give you more quotes, but none of 
you are stupid, I'm sure you don't 
need me to hammer home the point. 
If you doubt me, go but a Globe and 
Mail. It's all there, in the Report on 
Business. 

So what about the trickle- ■ 
down theory? the theory states, that 
even if the wealth is concentrated at 
the top, it will trickle down to the 
lowerclasses. That is pure nonsense. 

The stock markets are at an 
all time high, as the upper echelons 
of society and their corporations are 
richer than ever before, and so they 
gamble their money more than ever. 
And who says that Canada's markets 
are weak? "Canadian bond rate 
highest" - in the world, that is. So, 
Where's all the money? 

Well, it's certainly not being 
given to government in taxes, and 
not being given to the people in 
wages. Jobs are being slashed 
everywhere, and we continue to give 
more and more tax breaks to large 
corporations, because Canada just 
isn't friendly enough to business. 
Last year, the entire amount of money 
spent on social programs before cuts, 
was roughly equal to2% of the deficit. 
Tax breaks to corporations were 25 
times that. I wonder where the money 
is? 

CFS continues to build 
coal ition partners across Canada, and 
continues to fight corporate agenda 
that is rapidly turning us into a poor 
version of the States. There will be 
two major days of action coming up 
next year. The first, on February 7th, 
to take a look at the corporations of 
Canada, and examine how much they 
owe the Canadian People. The 
second, in the spring, to march on 
Ottawa, as our ancestors did in the 
Great Depression, a little more than 
60 years ago. 

We are the province that 
gives the least money to education, 
and it's about to get lower. But 
remember, this isn 't about a bunch of 
whiny students. This is about a 
coalition of people from 80 to 18 
months, fighting for the right to live 
a meaningful life in this country that 
we love. 

Social programs are what 
make us special, and part of that is 
the need for an education available to 
all. There is strength in numbers, and 
the CFS is 400,000 strong, and 
growing. And that's not counting 
our partners. This isn't about being 
interested in politics, it's about being 
interested in people. Make yourself 
informed, people, this is going to 
affect all of you for the worse. 



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lejeudi Janvier 15 1996 /Thurs. January 15, 1996 




Social Planning Council of the 
Sudbury Region 

"Youth Speaking For Youth" Sex, 
drugs and rock "n" roll may be the 
stereotype of youth issues, but other 
concerns are facing young people 
and Sudbury area youth are creating 
an opportunity to voice them. On 
February 2nd from 2:00 to 4; 30pm a 
forum will be held at the Sudbury 
Council Chambers, for youth 1 5 to 
24. The forum is sponsored by the 
Youth Advisory Council, a youth 
operated initiative of the Social 
Planning Council. Registration forms 
are available through local 
highschools and the Social Planning 
Council at 67 1 -9355. Contact Louise 
Kervin or Richard Chenier. 
Filion Lecture Series/Programme De 
Conferences Filion "Cutbacks and 
Computers: the Future of Government 
Publishing" "Coupures et 
informatisation: oii en seront les 
publications gouvernementales" 
Speaker/Invite: Bruno Gnassi Federal 
Government Depository Programme/ 
Programme des Services de depot. 
January 25th/le Janvier 25th 2:00pm. 
Archives Room, J.N. Demarais 
Library/les Archives de la 
Bibliotheque J.N. Desmarais. 
Admission Free/ Entree libre. All 
Welcome/ Tous et toutes sont 
bienvenus. Refreshments Afterwards/ 
Un 16ger gouter suivra. 
The Huntington Jazz Society 
Presents jazz musician Jake 
Wilkinson at 8:00pm in the Fraser 
Auditorium. Tickets: $ 1 5, adults; $ 1 0, 
members; and $8, students and 
seniors. Info 523-8469. 
The LU World University Service of 
Canada Committee 
Presents a conference on January 
23rd at 7pm in room L303. Guite 
Hartog, LU graduate student, will 
present the conference "Etude 
comparative entre le Senegal et le 
Canada par rapport aux attitudes 
relives a la fecondite chez les hommes 
et les femmes." 



United Church Chapel Services 
"If we listen to young adults, we can 
begin to understand th issues with 
which they struggle and help identify 
and maintain connection to a spritual 
journey." Catherine Bromell, 
Chaplain Huntington University. 
Topics of Sunday Worship Services: 
January 28th at 3:00pm " How 
Generation X Responds to Life. " 
Discussion, Prayers and a Time for 
Reflection 
Campus Ministry 

Upcoming Events: Tuesday, Jan. 23rd 
@ 11:30am, Room 239. 
Multidisciplinary Approach to 
Human Experience When students 
enter the classroom, they have to 
"park" part of themselves at the door. 
How can faculty better help students 
have a more holisitc approach and 
vision? Panel format with seven 
faculty: Gailand MacQueen- 
moderator, Simon Davis, s.j.- 
Chaplaincy, Emily Faries-Natives 
Studies, Peter Simpson-Philosophy, 
Brian Bigelow-Psychology, David 
Pearson-Physics. It should be 
enlighting! 

Policy Change 
Writing Competency Test 
All students must register in advance 
for the next Writing Competency 
Test-which will be held Sat. Mar. 
30, 1996. Present student card when 
registering in person at the Language 
Centre-A121 in the Bowling Alley 
across from Tim Horton's. There will 
be only two WCT sessions: 
9:00am- 1 1:00am and 7:00pm 
7:00pm"9:00pm in the Great Hall. 
For more information, contact the 
Language Centre at 675- 1151 ext. 
4111. 

Laurentian University 
Women's Centre 

Volunteer at L.U.'s Women Centre. 
Work in a warm friendly 
environment. Receive:- 
organizational and fundraising skills 
-familiarity with Sudbury non-profit 



organizations. Opportunities: - 
become a collective member - 
participate on Women's Centre 
committees -expand yourknowledge, 
awareness and sensitivities. 
Requirements: -must be afemale 
Laurentian student, -regular 
participation of 3 hours per week. 
Contact L.U. Women's Centre Room 
L221 (by the bookstore) 675-1151 
ext. 1089 



\ 

The Counselling and Resource Centre is offering 
Learning Skills Seminars. Le Centre d'orientation 

et d'information offre des ateliers en methodes 

d'apprentissage. It would be appreciated if you 
could call 673-6506 to regiater but it is not 
mandatory! II sera apprecie si vous pouvez 

communiquer avec nous au 673-6506 pour vous 
enregistrer mais ceci n'est pas obligatoire. 




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Thursday, January 18, 1996 /le jeudi 18 Janvier 1996 



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The Barstool Prophets are not "Alternative 



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by Steve Martinovich 
Stuff Writer 

Since the release of their 
CD 'Crank'. Ottawa's Barstool 
Prophets have been seen, or rather 
heard. everywhere. "Paranoia" from 
that CD was included in a movie late 
last year. Much Music has been 
playing their videos regularly and 
the band draws a good crowd 
wherever they appear. Last month 
they played at the Townehouse so I 
took the opportunity to talk and smoke 
more than a few cigarettes with the 
band. 

Lambda: You've been described 
as psychotic rocl^, meat and 
potatoes rocl< and roll and even as 
mutant sons of Tom Waits. The 
one description you don't like is 
alternative. What do you think you 
are? 

Al: We're more potatoes than meat. 
Glenn: It's a lot of different things I 
guess. It's not alternative because 
that doesn't seem to make any sense. 
We're not going out there to break 
any ground as far as I'm playing a 
guitar with two and half strings on it. 
We just like to write and play songs. 



L: Why don't 
alternative label? 



you like the 



Glenn: Just because alternative sort 
of denotes that you're being really 
different and you're trying hard to be 
different to get ahead. I'm not sure 
exactly what it is, what they mean to 
be different now and what is the same. 
Al: I find so many people are trying 
so hard to be different that in the end 
they're all the same anyway. So what 
does it^mean then, I find it's kind of a 
moot point as far as I'm concerned. 

L: I remember one of you saying 
that rock bands try and make songs 
that are good and alternative bands 
try and make songs that are bad. Is 
that why you don't like the 
alternative label? 



Glenn: That's not necessarily true. 
Graham: We like bands that have the 
alternative label. It's not that we don't 
like bands that people call alternative. 
Glenn: Yeah, President's of the 
United States is one of my favourite 
bands right no w . Tliey ' re a rock band , 
but they're labeled as alternative. It's 
just that the word doesn't mean that 
much anymore. 

L: The one name that keeps getting 
linked with yours the last few years 
is the Tragically Hip because of 
both bands exploring the darker 
side of things in their lyrics. I've 
heard that you guys cringe when 
you hear that. How do you feel 
about comparisons to the Hip? 

Graham: I don't think we sound so 
much like the Hip, we feel more like 
the Hip. 

Glenn: I think that's the main 
difference. Ifyou put one of oursongs 
andone of the H ip' s songs next to one 
another, I don't think you'd find that 
they sounded that much a like. 
Perhaps you'd get the same feelings 
listening to both songs. 
Al: We used to get compared a lot 
more than we do now. 
Glenn: Even if someone compares 
the two I don't see a problem. There's 
a lot of bands that sound like other 
bands and I think most bands sound 
like some other band. I don't think 
there's a better comparison to make, 
I wouldn't want to sound like very 
many other bands. 
Graham: People just by their nature 
need, something to compare 
something to explain it to other 
people. I was saying this today, that 
you have to place something in some 
kind of context for other people to 
understand what you're talking about. 

L: Both your indie CD 
"Deflowered" and "Crank" were 
produced by Marty Jones (ex of 






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Furnaceface), how was It working 
with him? 



Glenn: It was a good time working 
with Marty, before he played in 
Furnaceface he was an engineer and 
was running his own studio and has 
worked with a lot of people. There 
was basically nowhere else to do it in 
Ottawa for our indie CD so we just 
ended up doing it with him, and it 
worked out really well. When itcanie 
time to do our major label we were 
talking to a few producers and no one 
clicked. So wc said, what about 
Marty? 

Al: Marty was good for us in the 
sense of he 's a very animated guy and 
he kept the mood light in the studio. 
His main goal was to make our music 
sound more like us and less like our 
influences. Anything that came up as 
sounding cliche or its been done 
before, he would steer us away from 
that. He was never afraid to let 
us do what we wanted to do. If 
we ever disagreed about a part 
of a song, he would let us do it 
out own way. He was great to 
work with. 

L: "Crank"'s songs deal with 
a lot of emotional and 
philosophical themes. 

'Mankind Man' takes a bit of 
a swipe at religion, 'Birdman' 
takes a look at an unstable 
neighbor who served in 
Vietnam and keeps a lot of 
pigeons. How do you write a 
song? 

Graham: Itdependsonwhatl'm 
thinking about at the time, what 
I'm reading or watching on TV, 
hear from friends. Influences 
come from anywhere so it's hard 
to pin it down to any one 



particular thing. I think the melody is 
the first thing that conies to mind and 
then a rhythm to the words, and then 
you fill in the words from there. It's 
like a fill-in-the-blanks kind of thing, 
trying to build a story around that. 
Al: I think what happens is a lot of 
times too is we'll come up with some 
ideas for a groove or a song during 
practice and Graham takes that home 
and he'll get a feel for the tune that 
will dictate what that song will be 
about, if it's a dark tune then he'll 
think of dark lyrics. 

L: Does "Crank" have an agenda? 

Graham: Basicallyjust telling stories 
and if people get some meaning out 
oft them, than that's great. Everybody 
can draw what they can from the 
stories, just like sitting around acamp 
fire telling stories. That's my take on 
it. We always hear different people 
saying different things about the same 
song, from completely opposite ends 
of the spectrum. 
Bob: It's like short stories in a book. 

L: What do you listen to? 

Bob: Pretty well anything. I'm into 

the new stuff that's out there now. 

Glenn: Anything and everything I 

can get my hands on. 

Al: I listen to all styles, rock, jazz, 

blues. ..you name it. Country 

sometimes, I'm not a big country fan 

but I appreciate it. 

Glenn: We also like cheese metal. 

Graham: Glenn and Bob are Ratt and 

Twisted Sister fans. 

Glenn: A little White Lion neverhurt. 

L: I've never actually heard 
someone admit that before. 

Glenn: We admit it and we're proud 



of it. 

Al: In our minds there's only two 
kinds of music, good and bad, and we 
disagree on it all the time. 

L: Are you a bar band, or do you 
define yourselves differently now? 

Bob: We're at the stage now where 
we want to graduate from bar bands. 
We're happy being a bar band. 
Glenn: It depends on how you want 
to qualify that word. If a bar band is 
a band that plays in bars, well we're 
a bar band because that's basically 
where we play. 

L: One of your songs appeared in 
the movie "Never Talk to 
Strangers". How did that come 
about? 

Bob: Glenn's been sleeping with 

Rebecca DeMomay for the last seven 

years 

Graliam: And Al's been sleeping with 

Antonio Banderas for about the same . 

time. 

Glenn: We got in touch with a 

publishing company who our 

manager used to work for and they 

were very interested in working for 

us and so they had this opportunity 

for the movie and 'Paranoia' 

happened to fit in very nicely with the 

theme of the movie. They picked it up 

and put it in the movie. 

L: Has anyone mentioned to you 
that they heard your song in the 



Glenn: I don't actually even know 
someone who's seen the movie. 



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Continued from page 8 

Graham: It's on the soundtrack 
which isn't going to sell very much. 
Maybe if people rent it they might 
notice it more. 

L: While it's hard to believe that 
Much Music has standards, their 
standards council turned down 
the video for 'Mankind Man' on 
the grounds that it was too violent. 
Do you think they missed the point 
of the video? 

Glenn: Yeah, or they got the point 
too much and were scared at what it 
was saying. There was implied 
violence, but if you look at Much 
Music there's outright violence all 
the time. Why would implied 
violence be any different? 
Graham: I flipped to Rap City 
yesterday and there was a gang war 
in one of the videos. 
Glenn: It's things like that that make 
you ask who's side arc they on. You 
get a big American rap star who 
comes in and MTV is playing their 
video and they've sold a million 
copies of their record and so Much 
Music has to play it as well, they 
can't censor things like that. But 
smaller Canadian bands come out 
and do videos and they more than 
willing to say "No, we aren't playing 
this". There's no pressure on them 
and there's noclout behind us. That's 
turning around now, they ended up 
giving us a chance with "Mankind 
Man' , they put it in rotation. It seems 
like there are two or three people in 
charge there and they have their 
own agenda. 

Al: The artist is at the mercy of 
Much Music because if the artist 
know that Much Music has these 
criteria that we have to fill out in our 
video then you're kind of pigeon 
holed to do a video that a) has no 
violence or b) no sexual content. No 
one really knows what they want so 
you take a chance. 

L: What's your definition of a 
barstool prophet? 

Graham: A know it all who likes to 
wear his elbows into ruts at the bar 
and spends most of his life with his 
beer gut hanging down to the brass 
bar. 

Al: I think there's a little of that in 
everyone, everyone thinks they're 
right all the time. Everyone has got 
their opinion and they're right and 
you're wrong. 

L: Your currently touring with 
the Headstones, how's that going? 



The Shuffle Demons Return to Sudbury 



by Paul Loewenberg 

SlaJX Writer 

This Friday, the Shuffle 
Demons return to play the 
Townehouse for the third time. This 
is their eleventh year and the ever- 
changing band is still going strong. 
Founder Richard Underbill is still in 
front with the alto sax but now he's 
also armed with a sampler, bass, 
drums, and guitar. The group has 
played extensively in Europe and 



Canada, releasing five albums, five 
videos, and winning prestigious 
awards in bodi jazz and other music 
categories. They still blend the jazz, 
funk, and rap, but with the new rock 
instruments, have added extra 
intensity into the groove. At their 
straightcst, the Demons stretch into 
the dancing territory of Furnaceface 
with the sampler. At heart, however. 



there will always be the original blend 
of jazz and funk that the Shuffle 
Demons are loved for. Pick up the 
pace, accept the change, dance your 
legs off, see the Shuffle demons, 
Friday, January 19th at the 
Townehouse. Bring your ID because 
they're strict. Cover is at the door. 
No advance tickets are being sold. 



Al: It'sgoinggreat. Most of the places 
we're playing at are sold out, the 
crowds are really good and we get a 
great reception everywhere we go. 
The weather has been pretty terrible, 
we've been plagued with bad weather 
the whole tour and the driving has 
been grievous. 

L: Will you be touring on your own 
anytime soon? 

Al: In Februar>' we're going to be 
headlining our own tour. We're not 
sure where or when. 
Graham: We'll be in Sudbury at the 
university January 25th. 

L: In the next year what do you 
want to accomplish? 

Al: We want to sell records and get 
our music out there. In the end that's 
kind of the whole point.. .to get as 
many people as possible to hear your 
music and to hope they like it. 

L: Are you worried being described 
as mainstream? 

Al: Not at all, in fact the main thing is 
like what we talk about before widi 
the alternative label. What's 
alternative and what's mainstream? 
The lines have been blurred. 
Glenn: Tlie definition of mainstream 
should be what sells records. A lot of 
alternative stuff is now mainstream. 
That changes all the time and just 
because you sell recordsdocsn'tmean 
that you suck, it means exactly the 
opposite. We don't want this to end, 
we're looking at it as a career. If we 
sell enough records to make three 
more records than so be it. 

L: What areyou up to in the coming 
months? 

Glenn: After New Years we're taking 
a couple of weeks to write a couple of 
songs and to put a new show together. 
We're doing a week-long tour of 
Ontario, another week off to continue 
our writing and then we go back out 
on tour. 

L: If you had a steamroller, what 
band or artist would you most like 
to crush? 

Glenn: Who ever did that Macarcna 

song. 

Bob: If they're still together, those 

New Kids on the Block. 

Al: I'm going to go out on a limb on 

this, but I hate Courtney Love and 

Hole, I can't stand them. 

Graham: I'll be on the .steam roller 

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Visual Art is Happening in Sudbury 





by Lisa Urso 

SUff Writer 



David Chirl^o is a 

prominent artist on the local scene, a 
scene that many Laurentian students 
did not even know existed. The 
following areexcerpts of an interview 
with him on CFLR's "Arts 
Connection Program," hosted by 
Sheila Gaudette of The Sudbury Arts 
Council. 

S.G: David, can you explain a litte 
bit. ..about yourself? 

D.C: I was bom and raised in Sudbury. 
I'm a Laurentian graduate and a 
member of Tlie Sudbury Arts 
Council and Society of Canadian 
Artists in Toronto. 

S.G Can you kindly explain what is 
abstract art? 

D.C: Abstract art is a harmonious 
rearrangement of colours, shapes, 
lines, textures, and their movement, 
once found separately inoureveryday 
world, but recombined to divorce 
them from the subject they represent. 
Often based on idealistic trends 
emanating from influential theories, 
abstract art — with its many "isms," 
transcends in a manner the more 
traditonal approach cannot equal. 

I like to say that I paint 
magical ideas, wherethe concrete is 
superseded by what I experience and 
want to share with you, the viewer. 
Because magic is anything we often 
experience but don't understand — at 



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least at first — we can then see colours, 
shapes, etc. For all of the beauty they 
really possess in a more fanciful and 
impulsive array. It is this awe of the 
inexplicable that reaches a zenith in 
modern art, which gives it that 
timeless quality. 

S.G.: [There are many] different 
types of abstract art. Can you explain 
a bit about the type you create? 

D.C: Psychology being my first 
love, and not working with the 
recognizable, I call my type of abstract 
art a psychological adventure into 
objectlessness, inhabited by 
geometric figures and splashes 
(withouit excessive smearing). 

However, I think that you 
should always search for a hint of 
reality in my intensely painted liquitex 
acrylic on 24 x 30 canvases. For 
example, a piece I did describing 
winter snow would have some blue 
curved figures that conjure up the 
Gossamerquality of asnowflake...A 
piece on a summer pop festival would, 
of course, abound in warm hues with 
perhaps a peace symbol or heart shape 
lurking somewhere with the glazes 
and opaque colours. In fact, if I asked 
you to look at ten of my paintings 
without apprising you of their themes, 
and then you have to match their 
themes written on a separate page, 
you probably would score most of 
them correct, even though you 
wouldn't understand everything I 
was saying in each work. 

S.G.: Why do you choose to express 
yourself with abstract art? 

D.C: When I started my artistic 
career in early 1 98 1 , no other local 



artists were seriously and totally 
engaged in painting objectless forms. 
So I thought painting in an avant- 
garde style would add a chic quality 
to our sports-oriented, minirtg 
community and therefore give me an 
instant identity. This new image has 
brought much meaning to my life. 

With an abstract vocabulary 
I have the power of creation to 
thereby freely assign whatever 
definition I like to shapes and colours, 
based on my artistic illusions that I 
want to share with my world. Each 
canvas then becomes a fresh, 
innovative challenge, quite unlike 
what objective artists might 
predictably expect to achieve in, say, 
a landscape painting. 

It is irrelevant that some 
people don't care for, let alone 
comprehend, the genre I work in . the 
fact is, they are confronted with 
something they have never seen 
before and, must admit, they probably 
aren't capable of doing themselves. 
So whatever one's preference, talent 
is still paramount. Just as there is 
good and bad in either classical or 
rock music, the same should apply to 
modem or traditional art. 

S.G.: If someone were to see your 
work, how can they contact? 

D.C: People can contact me through 
the Sudbury Arts Council who have 
all the necessary information on me 
regarding my artistic background, 
new studio and inexpensive bubble 
jet reproductions of my works now 
available, at 675-6700.. .In Ottawa, 
check out the department of recreation 
and culture at the City of Ottawa on 
Sussex, where they also have an 
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Rollerblade Romeo and 
Juliet 



by Oan Scott 

SUtff Writtr 



Romeo on roUerblades and 
Juliet in a mini-skirt? Shakespeare 
purists might blanch at the boldness, 
but it worked. 

Thorneloe Theatre Arts, 
under the direction of Valerie Seny k, 
presented a Romeo and Juliet last 
weekend that remained faithful to the 
Shakespearean text but updated the 
setting to contemporary, apparently 
Laurentian, society. 

Juliet (Janaya Stephens) and 
Romeo (Jeremiah Tamburrini) 
smoked in their scenes together. The 
moment of tnith, the moment when 
Juliet and Romeo first meet, was 
electric — a silent, simmering slow 
dance that put all of their hearts (and 
body) into it. 

Stephens' early appearances 
fully played up the innocence of 
Juliet's fourteen years of age — agum- 
chewing, hair-twirling fourteen year- 
old indifferent to her parent's world 
of marriage. That naivete contrasted 
vividly with a capacity for grief, 
punctuated by undeniable love in her 
scenes with Romeo, that developed 
through the unfolding tragedy. 
Stephens, playing Juliet playing the 
happy fiancee of Paris, invested her 
with a subtle yet powerful resolve 
that finally marked a tragic 
blossoming into short-lived maturity. 

Tamburrini 's Romeo was 
convincingly anguished, "star- 
crossed," utterly driven by the 



demands of his passions. Cynicism, 
tenderness, vengeful fury, and 
remorse played through him and 
amplified his mere words into heart- 
felt expressions. Together, Stephens 
and Tamburrini delivered on the 
promise of the Bard's exploration of 
the possibilities of love, transforming 
what could have been dismissed as 
pure clich6 into pure archetypes that 
revealed the essence of human 
existence. 

Other standout 

performances were given by Joel 
Ideson (Mercutio) and Steven Lendt 
(Tybalt). Ideson looked utterly natural 
delighting the crowd with the Bard's 
physical, phallic comedy. Lendt 
infused Tybalt with pure testosterone 
and a malevolence that perfectly 
countered Ideson's easy wit and 
anger. 

The crowd-pleasing, scene- 
stealing Nurse (Jen Graham) mixed a 
measure of deep affection for her 
lady Juliet that mediated and 
improved her otherwise dimwittedly 
hilarious performance. Capulet (Judd 
Ballandies) was gifted with a 
powerful, expressive voice that 
augmented his authoritarian role. 

The set, though spare, was 
effective in allowing the actors the 
leeway to play off it. Musical 
accompaniment (bass and guitar) by 
Andrew Scinto and Simon Wright 
embellished key scenes in the play 
and helped create appropriate moods. 

Congratulations to the 
director, cast, and crew for pulling 
off an ambitious and successful 
rendering of a true classic. 



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Urban Legends — Let's Talk 
About Sex 

1 Woman reports to an emergency room because her diaphram is stuck. Doctors remove it to find it covered in grape 
jelly. Directions said "Use w ith jelly" (false). 

2. Well-known film star anally inserted a gerbil (false). 

3. Well-known pop star (said of Elton John, Rod Stewart, David Lee Roth among others) rushed to hospital to have 
stomach pumped fee of semen (false). 

4. Spanish fly is an aphrodisiac (false). 

5. It's a genital tract irritant (true). 

6. A heterosexual couple gets stuck together while coupling and have to be surgically separated (false). 

7. A couple has a one night stand and one of the two finds that the other has left the message "Welcome to the world 
of AIDS" and left (false). 

8. A female gang initiation rite is to have sex with an HIV positive male (believed to be false). 

9. A would-be rapist tries to kiss a victim in California and she bites off part of his tongue (believed to be true). 

10. Man fills wife's lover's convertible with cement (false). 

1 1 . Mysterious virgin birth happens occasionally under bizarre circumstances (true). 

12. Silicone breasts explode under low pressure (false). 

13. A town in Oregon banned sex (believed to be true). 

14. Rimming (oral/anal contact) is legal in Utah (believed to be true). 

15. Some subdemomination of Jews have sex through a sheet (false). 

16 The Little Mermaid video cover features a good drawing of a penis (true). 

17. Wife seduces cheating husband then superglues his penis while he sleeps (false). 

18. In Nigeria, roving gangs of thieves steal men's jjenises (false). 




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by Steve Martinovich 

Staff VI Titer 



When it comes to the 
Internet, much ink is used when it 
comes to the topic of sex and the 
Internet. Depending on whom you 
heartalking, the Internet is either the 
new home to every depraved sex 
junky, or it's the last bastion of 
freedom from governmental 
regulation and societal mores. What's 
the truth? Is either depiction reality? 
Youropinion might well rest 
on your opinion of pornography. If 
you listen to Catherine MacKinnon 
or Andrea Dworkin, pornography's 
only point is to hurt and subjugate 
woman. Some conservatives believe 
pornography contributes to society's 
moral decay. Liberals on sex attitudes 
will tell you that pornography allows 
one to explore different types of 
sexuality, and free speech advocates 
simply will tell you that no one has a 
right to censor legitimate ideas, 
including pornography. 

It all really comes down to 
your definition of pornography and 
what you considcrporn. Pornography 
is meant to be sexually arousing until 
it falls into the category of obscene, 
which is where many people begin to 
differ on what they consider to be 
obscene. Clearly child pornography 
is obscene, but what else? 

Is a graphic picture of a 
woman tied up and wearing a hood 
while a man is having intercourse 
with her obscene? If she'sbeingraped 
of course, but what if the act is 
completely consensual, as it would 
be in the domination world? It' s these 
gray areas that are bei ng debated when 
it comes to pornography on the 
Internet. What's appropriate? Who 
should see it, if anyone? 

I'd been on the Internet for 
overa year before I ever even thought 
of pornography on the Internet. What 
got mc thinking was the recent storm 
over the Time magazine piece that 
portrayed a completely inaccurate 
image of pornography and the net 
and the attempts by lawmakers in the 
United States (and soon Canada) to 
start censoring the Internet. 
Ostensibly to protect children from 
pornography that they say is readily 
accessible, lawmakers in the U.S. 
have introduced amendments that 
would attempt to remove the images 
that children might sec. 

The Internet itself was 
designed to withstand a nuclear war. 
Information, in that scenario, would 
be routed around damaged systems 



to maintain the integrity of the larger 
whole. Censorship, according to 
some, isjust like damage, information 
that one system wouldn't accept 
would simply be routed around. What 
some also forget is, how do you censor 
something that produces 300 pages 
of information a minute? USENET 
subs, according to one estimate, 
receive 1-3 million posts a day, 4-5 
million on the weekend. Who would 
(and could) censor that? 

It's easy to discuss freedom 
of speech and one's hate of censorship 
without everhaving seen or read what 
it is that's being censored. While 
most people would continue to fight 
censorship (myself included), after 
you see the stuff, you might not be so 
vociferous. With that in mind, I 
decided to explore pornography on 
the Internet to see how easy it was to 
find the material that was 
objectionable and to try to see who 
was it that was participating in this 
underground. 

"Need pic of Kelly 
Bundy...reply soon pleez..." 

I started at the most obvious 
place, the USENET. Laurentian offers 
over, 2 400 different news groups. 
Out of its listing of nine sex related 
news groups, only alt. sex and 
alt.sex.bondage was receiving any 
posts, so I began my investigation 
there. 

One quickly finds out that 
there are many homy men on the 
Internet. Nearly every posting to the 
news group was by a man. The most 
popular subjects were a) looking for 
female in their area to have sex with, 
b) ads for phone sex numbers around 
the world, and c) requests for sites 
with pictures or pictures of specific 
people. Except for some 
denunciations of homosexuality, 
thousands of posts a day was being 
generated by men who wanted to find 
a woman, and businesses wanting to 
find men who wanted to find women. 
Not a good start. 

Laurentian does not carry 
the binary news groups where users 
upload pictures. These news groups 
contain thousands of pictures of all 
types, with the erotic groups king of 
them all. Because of this, I couldn't 
fully exploit USENET to find 
pornography, since most of the posts 
were of the text variety. If I had, it 
would have been the simple matter of 
copying the post, decoding it with 
software and voila, pornography. 

Still though, wading through 
general USENET posts was a time 
intensive process. "Surely," I thought. 



"there must be an easier way..." And 
there is. Total time spent looking in 
alt. sex was about 15 minutes. 

"Sex sex sex sex...red hot gifs! 
Supermodels! Links to other 



Additional Resources 

Child Safety and the Internet 

htlp://www. 4j.lane.edu/lntemctResources/Safety/Safety .html 

Other info related to children and pornography on the Internet 
http://www.eff.org/pub/Ccnsorship/Pomography/Child_pom/ 

Censorhip in Canada 
hltp://www.eff.org/pub/Ccnsorship/Forcign_and_local/Canada/ 

Other sites related to censorship on ilic Internet and other 

diKumcntalion 

hitp://www.cn. utexas.edu/~benjamin/student/mss/indcx.htnil 

http://entcrzone.bcrkcley.edu''ez/c4/ccnsor.himl 

hitp://filero(5m.aaup.uic.cdu/FileRooni/documents/Definitions.himl 

http://www.yahoo.com/Govcrnmcnt;'Politics/Censorship 




sites..." 

There were some web sites 
listed in some USENET posts, so I 
figured the World Wide Web would 
be the next logical place to go. Now 
I was hitting pay dirt. On some of 
these sites I was able to download 
pictures. Most of the pictures were 
Playboy-lype pictures with some self- 
described amateur pictures available 
as well. One also quickly finds that 
there are many commercial web siles 
that charge fees for access to the^ 
pictures. Some things never changt.** 

Using Lycos and Yahoo, I 
did asearchforthe words 'sex', 'pom' 
and 'XXX'. I could have used 
words as I later found out that 
a bit more graphic, but using 
three I found enough sites tokeep a 
person soinclined happy. WithLycos, 
I found 27 896 sites with the word 
'sex', 2 337 with 'porn', ajid 7 364 
sites with 'XXX'. Using Yahoo my 
results were more modest; a meager 
327 sites with 'sex', 48 with 'pom' 
andSOwith 'XXX'.Manyofthesites 
were sex mfonnation related (safe 
sex or issues dcalmg w ith sexuality) 
and some others had^thii^ to do 
with sex what so eve^^'^te* got me 
some sites dealing with Hie band 
Porno for Pyros, hardly a lascivious 
topic). 

Attempting to access some 
of the sites, I found that some of them 
were dead-ends, illustrating the well- 
known fact that these sites go down 
often due to extremely heavy traffic, 
prompting the provider to remove the 
page because it tied up a majority of 
the processing time and bandwidth 
for only one page. The ones that did 
work, and that was most of them, 
provided reams of images available 
for downloading. 

Most of the pictures were 
your garden variety Playboy-type 
pictures, with some culled from 
women's magazines or swimsuit 
magazines. Sites devoted to 
supermodels contained thousands of 
images devoted to everyone from 
Naomi Campbell to Stephanie 
Seymour. Still though, I couldn't see 
what the big deal was since these 
pictures originally appeared in 
magazines that you could buy 
anywhere. 

Most ofthese sites had links 
to other sites so I explored those, and 
that's where I hit 'pay dirt'. If you 
take the time to jump from link to 
link, eventually you'll end up finding 
X-rated material, and I did. ..plenty of 
it, as a matter of fact. On one site in 
Japan, images mostly dealt with 
Japanese soft-porn, but some of the 
images were a little hard to handle. 
Other sites contained hard-core 
images (what I would consider to be 
hard-core anyway) that dealt with a 
variety of situations. 

Being an amateur when 
looking forthis stuff, it took me longer 
to find material than someone who 
knows what they were looking for. 
Still though, it didn't take me that 
long to find stuff that people are 
concerned about. Total time spent on 
the World Wide Web was about 20 
minutes. 



"Right now I'm wearing my 
black panties with high- 
heels. I have blond hair..." 

Along with the sites 
dealing with images, I stumbled on 
a site that allowed live chats between 
people. According to the site (called 
Bianca's Smut Shack), between one 
two week period, it was accessed 
400 000 times. The chat rooms are 
divided into several different 
categories, tlffee-way chat, men to 
women, women to women, men to 
men and domination. 

Being tli'i objective 
journalist, I figured I'd find out about 
this "cybersex' thing that I kept 
reading about, and my initial 
skepticism was well grounded. 
While many ot us need someone 
else in the room if we're ^jng to 
have &CX. some people «»itainly 
didn't Hie site was full of^ople 
havmg 'sex' in these rooms. 

If y ou " ve never used a chat 
<;crvice, imagine it as a completely 
tantasy" driven situation. People all 
over the world gather in a 'room' or 
channel and talk about common 
interests. On Bianca's Smut Shack, 
any number of topics will be 
represented, nearly all of them sexual 
ijn theme. Since you can't see the 
person you're with, you have to 
imagine what you're talking about 
doing. 

Something was 

odd...Eidier some people can't see 
the obvious, or they choose to ignore 
it, but the 'women' that they are 
chatting to, well. ..they're men. 
According to a recent report on CNN 
about 80% of the people using the 
Internet are men (and I've heard up 
to 90%), ther^ can't be that many 
women chatting back. The service I 
was on allowed one to choose their 
name, in effect allowing complete 
anonymity , both in name and gender. 
Some of the people with women's 
names where obviously men, but 
not obvious enough for some f)eople. 

For anyone, pretending to 
be a woman or actually a woman, 
there was a constant contest as to 
who would win them for a chat. As 
soon as a woman's name popped up 
there was a piranha-like feeding 
frenzy. The rules of etiquette 
completely broke down. More often 
than not, some of these women 
would soon disappear (which lead 
me to believe that these were the 
real women) after being bombarded 
with offers I haven' t heard anything 
like before. 

According to B ianca of the 
Smut Shack, "The trolls and I 
designed the shack to reflect our 
own joys with life. The shack is a 
place for people to meet and talk to 
each other about whatever they want 
to talk about. Tlie trolls and I write 
about whatever we happen to be 
interested in at the moment. Our 
writings range from odes to ramen, 
to infomiation about how to make 
compost, to descript ions of vibrators. 
We feel that giving people an 
interesting environment will 
stimulate conversation, sharing and 
learning." 

Because Laurentian does 
not allow Internet Relay Chat (IRC), 
I couldn't visit the many channels 
thai deal with sexual ihcmes. I was 
limited to three sites I found which 



allowed this form of communication. 
On the basis of on what I know about 
IRC, the same thing that occurs on 
these web sites occurs on IRC 
channels. 

Chat is an immensely 
popular feature on the Internet. 
Hundreds of channels exist for topics 
of all conceivable types, but the sex 
related ones are certainly reported to 
be the busiest. It also seemed, based 
on the zealousness of their messages, 
that there were a lot of guys who were 
not getting enough or any and they all 
seem to be on the Internet. Total time 
spent observing chat was about 30 
minutes. 

What did I find? 

There where a few pictures, 
mainly from one site in Japan that has 
since shut-down, that carried pictures 
of an extremely disturbing nature. 
Several of the pictures fell into the 
hazy area of where you didn't know 
exactly how old the models were. 
Some of the pictures definitely would 
have fallen into the bounds of 
obscenity in Canada, definitely 
material that you couldn't buy in the 
open market. 

Through sheeraccident,due 
to a user on Bianca's Smut Shack not 
knowing how to post a link to a 
picture, I found a site at Leiden 
University in the Netherlands with at 
least a thousand pictures. Paging 
through the list, 1 found a small 
amount of child pornography, a total 
of 17 images that I could identify by 
their names. Traci Lords, now a 
singer, was at one point was an actress 
in X-rated movies who lied about her 
age to the producers and was under 
the age of consent when she made 
those movies. These pictures were 
child pornography. 

Most of the material on all 
the other sites I found, though, was 
the standard fodder of accepted 
magazines that you can buy in almost 
any corner store, from erotic 
magazines to those with pictures of 
supermodels. By far, most pictures 
on the sites that I visited where 
completely legal under the laws of 
Canada, including those sites in the 
United States and other parts of the 
world. 

Jesse Helms is Still Around... 

If you haven't thought of 
pornography and sex on the Internet, 
the politicians have. IndusU7 Canada 
released a back ground paper in June 
of 1995 that dealt with obscenity, 
child pomography, sexual harassment 
(net stalking), hate propaganda, 
defamation and libel on the 
information highway. While child 
pomography is a problem, the report 
relates, "Given that the new child 
pomography provisions have only 
been in effect for less than two years, 
it is evident that it is still too early to 
assess their impact on the on-line 
world." Apart from a few notable 
cases, child pomography is not a large 
problem in Canada, making up about 
1 .3% of pomography entering Canada 
by mail between 1 986 and 1 990. What 
does have law enforcement worried 
is that the Intemet is not hampered by 
borders. Child pomography databases 
on the Intemet can be accessed from 
almost anywhere and sites have been 
discovered (recently at a university 



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in England). 

Apart from a few politicians, 
the issue of censoring the Internet in 
Canada has not advanced nearly as 
far as it has in the United States. 
Republican Senator Dan Coats of 
Indiana and Democrat Senator James 
Exon of Nebraska introduced 
amendments to the Communications 
Decency Act. The bill they proposed 
would attempt to outlaw obscene 
material and provide fines and prison 
time on anyone who knowingly makes 
available objectionable material 
(including what they call indecent 
words) to minors. 

The bill almost died until 
Exon pulled a stunt in the Senate. He 
asked a friend to download some of 
the more objectionable pictures and 
print them out. He then placed these 
pictures in a book and brought it to the 
Senate. Exon asked his Senate 
colleagues to stop by the desk and 
view the pictures. From that day on, 
censoring the Internet went from a 
joke to a serious matter. While some 
in the U.S. Congress have little 
stomach for censorship (notably 
House Speaker Newt Gingrich came 
out against the bill because of his 
opposition to censorship), the bill 
gained quite a bite of support. 

The bill would have wide 
reaching impact. The bill would 
consider the Internet a broadcast 
medium which is heavily regulated, 
unlike print mediums which are well 
protected from governmental 
interference. This means, according 
tosome legal scholars, that the FCC 
well-known seven dirty words could 
not be used by Internet surfws in the 
United States. Libertarians charge that 
the Internet would become an 
excessively sanitized area with little 
chance of meaningful exchange by 
adults. 

A sex chat site like Bianca's 
Smut Shack would be shutdown under 
these amendments sincetheproviders 
of this service do not know tlie ages of 
the people calling in and the language 
used would certainly be considered 
obscene by the standards has laid out. 
During an email interview with Bianca 
she laid out the effect it would have. 
"If the amendment passes in its current 
state, its constitutionality will be tested 
by the ACLU and a few other heavy- 
hitters. Hopefully the first thing that 
will happen is that the Act will be 
unenforced during the duration of this 
testing. If this doesn't happen, we'll 
keep the shack running until the Feds 
come knocking on our door. I don't 
think this will happen, but if it does, 
we'll probably make it so that you 
have to become a member to get into 
the shack. This will be free, but it 's a 
bit of a hassle and we don ' t v\ am to do 
ytiat way." 

Similar movement >„ould 
happen in Canada as well. According 
to Industry Canada's paper, 
"Commercial information pro\ ideii. 
such as data base services and 
computer bulletin boardshavo certain 
responsibilities when pro\iding 
services. But they should also be able 
to pursue their business as long as ii 
does n^t contravene the Criminal 
Code or local regulations.'" Going on, 
"it isclear that individuals have access 
to infditnation services f k mi the lion'ie . 
Individuals should have the right and 
the ability to control the infomiation 
flows coming into their home. In doing 
so, however, they must not infringe 
on the rights of others to express 



themselves." This sounds safe, but 
these are the same reasons that 
proponents of the amendments bring 
up. 

Who plays the part of the 
book burner? 

Some of the images and 
information present on the Internet i"? 
cleariy obscene, but the question a$ 
to who should be in the business of 
dealing with this problem is a matter 
of intense debate, one that is split 
basically along two lines. The first 
takes a market place position, the 
second believes that only government 
can protect us against this material. 

Many people on the Internet 
strongly believe that the Internet is 
the only purely free exchange of ideas 
and information on the planet, and 
they have a point. The Internet has 
played key roles in the background of 
some of the events that you've seen 
on the news. Because anyone with a 
computer and a modem can 
participate, this gives many people 
voice in determining the make-up of 
the Internet. Those who are opposed 
to governmental interference say that 
the membership of this community 
should be the one that polices the 
community. 

This is an enticing position, 
and it has worked in the past. People 
who have found objectionable 
material at a site have reported this to 
the Internet provider where the site 
is, and law enforcement in that 
juri^action. Several sites have been 
shut" down because of child 
pornography or other obscene 
material due to the efforts of dedicated 
'netizens' and service providers who 
want to stamp obscenity out. 

The problem is that some on 
the Internet fall on the 'extreme' side 
in the advocacy of free speech. 
Protecting the exchange of 
information is their highest concern, 
and some may fall prey to the notion 
that any censorship could start us 
down to the slippery slope of 'book 
burning'. 

The idea of government 
regulating the Internet appeals to 
enough people to be a serious option. 
In a Time/CNN poll of 1 000 
Americans, 42% supported FCC-like 
control over sexual content on the 
Internet. But can any government 
impose anywhere near effective 
control over information exchange 
on the Internet? 

The very point of the Internet 
is to defy destruction. If the Internet 
was designed to survive a nuclear 
assault on the United States, then 
how <M\ any one jurisdiction impose 
legal and regulatory controls? Child 
pornography may be illegal in 
Canada, but it is legal to possess it in 
Denmark. Finland, and Sweden. 
Wilde those countries have helped 
other jurisdictions in cracking child 
pom rings, it illustrates the difficulty 
on imposing one country's laws on a 
system that functions irrespective of 
borders. Playboy is for sale nearly 
everywhere in Canada, but it only 
just became legal to sell it Ireland. 
Obviouily differing standards around 
the world would make it impossible 
fey any one agency to cen.si)r the 
Internet effectively. Add to tbat the 
enormous amount ot inlormation that 
is added to the Internet e\ cry second. 
Tlie bureaucracy needed to deal with 
an ever growing volume of 



information would make the size of 
government we have now pale in 
comparison. 

We in Canada are definitely 
better followers than leaders. In a 
recent speech to the University of 
Waterioo in November of 1 994Parker 
J^Jonham stated, "In Canadian 
Constitutional ^law, deference to 
authority prefaces an obsessive' 
concern over '"balancing" the right of 
free speech with a myriad otherrights 
and social interests. Jn the United 
States. "Congress shall nutke no law 
. . . abrid^ring ihe freedom of Speech," 
whereas a Canadian's right to 
"freedom of thought, belief, opinion, 
and expression," are "subject ... to 
such reasonable limits, prescribed by 
law, as can be demonstrably justified 
in a free and democratic society." 
That's from Section One of the 
Charter, which might be called the 
Mack Truck clause." 

This passage gives the 
government the right to ban the 
USENET news group that discussed 
the KarlaHomolka trial and intercept 
newspapers coming in from tb,e 
United States that contained articles 
discussing the case. It also may give 
the government the right decide what 
you can see on the Internet. It may 
make Canada a nicer place to 1 i ve, but 
are you willing to cede your right to 
"freedom of thought, belief, opinion, 
and expression" when a government 
official says so? 

Don't think it can happen 
here? Liberal MP Rey Pagtakhan's 
motion to impose tighter control on 
the Internet was supported by 
members of all political parties. While 
no specific decisions have been made. 
Justice Minister Alan Rock is 
considering new laws "to establish 
limits on the use of the Internet and 
other forms of communication." 
Reports by several departments of 
the Federal government are being 
circulated to gather opinions. 

Or how about a university? 
The supposed home of free thought, 
universities have removed news 
groups that they receive complaints 
about. The alt.fan.karla.homolka sub 
was removed because information 
was flooding into Canada. What 
information? People were debating 
the merits of the publication ban. 
Some information did also come in, 
but would it have harmed anyone to 
have left that news group in? 
Universities, like Carnegie-Mellon 
and the University of Waterloo, have 
also news groups they've received 
complaints about. 

Or would you prefer the 
faceless system owners and 
administrators deciding what you're 
allowed to see? America Online 
enforces rules concerning language 
and topics discussed and what kinds 
of images you're allowed to up and 
download. On December 27. 1995 
CompuServe suspended 200 hundred 
news groups that dealt with hard- 
core images. According to a 
prosecutor in Munich, Germany the 
images violate German law so 
CompuServe was asked to remove 
them. Since the software can't 
specifically restrict access to one 
country, every CompuServe user lost 
access to them. 

Doing it Yourself 

Being completely honest, 1 
have to admit that 1 fall into the first 



camp, that which believes in self- 
regulation. On the basis of what 1 
know about the Internet and its nature 
(and the nature of government 
regulating material, Canadahas a long 
history of banning and censoring 
material fliat isn't always obscene), 
self-regulation is the kinder patli. 
Since you as the user is in ultimate 
control of what y^w decide to Jo (hi 
the Internet, only you can detennide 
what you consider to be proper for 
you. i 

Tlie quest ioa of children aiid 
the Internet is a valid question. Wfti 
some software, such as Surf Watchjr 
Net Nanny, you can control the sit|s 
that your child can access. Tl|e 
software does have some limitations, 
however, in that only the sites that 
you or someone else has identified as 
off-limits will be inaccessible. New 
sites appear daily, ones that won't be 
on your list until you get an update or 
you personally enter into the 
program's database. 

Another option, yet to be 
implemented, has the potential to be 
of more use to parents. Using a ratifjg 
system, each web site would be issued 
a rating for its content. With a socket 
program that you would use in 
conjunction with your web browser, 
you would set the rating that you 
would allow you or your child to see. 
While the task of rating over a mill ion 
web sites seems out of reach, 
directories such as Lycos and Yahoo 
already investigate a site todetermine 
whether it is good enough to be 1 isted. 
Once commerce becomes a regular 
part of Inter usage, there will bean 
incentive to provide people with what 
they want, and not giving them what 
they do not. 

The Future 

Using chat or downloading 
steamy pictures with your computer 
is hardly new, having gone on since 
computer bulletin boards went up. 
Either one is not different when you 
compare them to phone sex or simply 
buyingacopyofP/a^'iioyorP/ayg/V/. 
The next hig thing for sex and 
computers will be video. 

While software and 
technology today are rudimentary, 
with even high-end equipment not 
delivering the quality that most 
people want, desk-top video 
conferencing is nearly a reality now. 
Within the purchasing powerof many 
home computists, desk-top sex 
conferencing promises to make 
downloading porn akin to finding a 
copy of Victoria's Secrets in your 
little brother's bedroom. ..quaint. 

Several sites on the Internet 
already advertise live video 
conferencing by way of your 
computer, whenever you want it. As 
long as you have the necessary 
equipment, and you pay the fees, you 
can have alive video conference with 
a woman (I find no listings othenvise). 

This moves sex on the 
Internet on a whole new level. Instead 
of merely looking at pictures or 
imagining what the otlicr person looks 
like, you can engage in visual 
cybersex. The promised explosion in 
this area will have a profound impact 
on society. With the ability to interact 
with someone, without the worries of 
STD's oreven a relationship, enough 
people will look at this as a viable 
alternative to traditional forms of 
sexual contact. 



Full motion video will also 
make its self known on the Internet. 
While Quicktime and MPEG format 
movies are limited in quality (the 
Mike Tyson-Peter McNeely fight 
takes up 30 megabytes of space for 
89 seconds of poor quality video), 
compression software and video 
output are steadily improving. With 
fastermachines.more RAM andhard 
drive space, the sex clips you can 
download will get longer and be of 
relatively superior quality. 

Conclusion 

Any discussion of the 
Internet and pornography or sex 
immediately becomes mired in 
enough issues to keep you busy 
thinking for a while. The Internet's 
effect on our lives has barely begun 
to be documented. Even if you have 
no presence on the Internet, the issues 
that arise are ones that affect you 
personally. 

Before the Internet, if you 
wanted to get a hold of pornography 
you had to buy it. With a magazine 
you would be treated to a large volume 
ofpictures, some ofwhich you didn't 
want to begin with. With the Internet, 
large numbers of people now have 
the ability to download only what 
they want. The Internet allows 
pornography to be accessed by 
virtually anyone who wishes it, 
removing the social stigma that 
sometimes comes with purchasing 
pornography in public. The effects of 
this new mass access to pornography 
can only be guessed at. 

This access to material also 
applies to children. While the memory 
of hiding a magazine under your bed 
may be cute now, children can access 
pornography and leave no evidence 
of it. Unlike peeking at a soft-core 
magazine, children could find a great 
number images of a very extreme 
nature. 

While the extent of the 
problem is not known, abduction 
cases due to the Internet are thought 
to be nearly non-existent, but it is a 
danger. There are reports of children 
who are lured into revealing their 
names, phone numbers and addresses 
to people with disturbing plans in 
mind. 

If limits arc to be imposed, 
who imposes them? "I think that 
people should know what they're 
talking about before they start passing 
judgment," says Bianca of Bianca's 
Smut Shack, "This is especially true 
for the government, who's judgments 
can result in people's imprisonment, 
poverty and death. Some limits arc 
important. 1 believe that adults have 
the right todetermine what is best for 
themselves and theirchildren." While 
1 wouldn't disagree, I have to ask you 
the reader, do you know enough to 
decide? Do you have the information 
that will enable you to make the right 
decision? Or will gut reactions rule 
the day? Whether you like it or not. 
these decisions will influence the next 
phase ofthe evolution of our society. 
While you might be tempted to think 
that only computer wanks need worry 
about this, the issues of sexuality, 
freedom of speech and the make-up 
of your society touch us all. 



X 



Volume 34 • Issue16/ Num^ro 16 • LAMBDA 



Thursday, January 18, 1996 /le jeudi 18 Janvier 1996 



s^poum 



Voyageurs Post Erratic 
Win 



Aqua Vees Have A IVIixed Weekend 



by Dan Scott 

Slaff Writer 



Men's basketball coach 
Peter Campbell was less than happy 
with his team's 75-69 win over the 
Queen's Golden Gaels on Friday 
night. 

"We had moments where 
we'd play like we can play, and then 
we'd self-destruct" he said. The 
Voyageurs, playing once again 
without team leader Shawn Swords 
due to injury, at times looked utterly 
lost on the court. 

Laurcntian led throughout, 
but repeatedly let Queen's come close 
via fundamental breakdowns. Too 
many ill-advised passes became 
turnovers, and too many offensive 
opportunities were rushed into poor 
quality chances. In the final minutes, 
the Voyageurs let the hard-working 




Gaels come within three points of 
tying the game — a dangerous lapse, 
since Queen's outside game had come 
alive. 

On the other hand, there 
were inspiring Voyageur plays. Kevin 
"Flash" Gordon was perhaps the most 
noticeable Vee with back-to-back 
stunners. Early in the second half 
Gordon streaked coast-to-coast, 
deking out Gaels at the three-point 
line and the charity stripe, and gained 
massive air on an attempted lay-up 
that was denied by a charging foul. 
"Flash" wasn't finished 
though. On the very next offensive 
series he was down low in the key. 
Gordon wowed the crowd by a 
lightning quick volleyed pass to the 
incoming Dusome, who finished the 
play neatly. 

Jason Hurley was in fine 
form, draining threes late in the first 
half to help the Vees post a 46-35 
halftime lead, while Corey Bailey 
produced 
consistently 
throughout to 
lead the team 
with 20 points. 
It's a 
tribute to the 
Vees that, when 
one player 
seems to be 
asleep, another 
invariably rises 
to the occasion. 
Adam 
D u s o ni e ' s 
alarm clock 
went off in the 
second half, in 
which he scored 
almost all of his 
17 points. 

For the 
summary of the 
second game 
from last 

weekend, sec 
the Veeline. 



by Remi Gunn 

Contributor 



The Laurentian Men's and 
Women's Swimming Teams 
competed in two meets last weekend. 
Friday's meet was a resounding 
success as both the women's and 
men's teams beat the York 
Yeowomen and Yeomen by a 
comfortable margin. The Lady Vees 
won by a score of 1 49-93 and the 
men won eleven of their fifteen 
events. 

Saturday's meet was 
against the top-ranked University of 
Toronto Varsity Blues. Although 
both the men and the women swam 
well (nine of the men's races were 
lost by less than a second), they were 
defeated by the strong U of T team. 
The score for the women's event was 
1 1 7-59 in favour of Toronto. The 
men lost by a score of 105-78. 

Assistant coach for the 
women's team, Jennifer Campbell 
Michael, said that there was "solid 
swimming across the board from all 
the women [at the York meet]. We 
had stand-out swimming from Angela 
Lilly who put in a [personal] best 




time in the 200m freestyle." In regards 
to the U of T meet she said that 
although "we were beaten . . ., I think 
the women showed character in that, 
facing this nationally-ranked team, 
they didn't fall apart. TTiey swam 
well." 

Men's team assistant coach 
Jamie Bretzlaff said that "over all 
[he] was quite pleased with the men... 
Stand-out performances by Dave 
Chisholm, our team captain, who has 
really been showing a lot of leadership 
in the last two swim meets... He is a 




very good leader by example." At the 
U of T meet, "we had a strong 
performance against the number one 
team in the country... We beat the 
team in the 4 x lOOm relay quite 
soundly by 4 seconds. It was their 
fastest relay [team] as well." 

The weekend MVP for the 
women's team was rookie Andrea 
Nicholls. She placed first in the 200ni 
breast stroke and fourth in the 400m 
individual medley on Saturday. The 
first star went to Angela Lilly on 
Friday and fellow rookie Stephanie 
McMahon on Saturday. 
The male MVP for 
Friday was Dave 
Chisholm who placed 
first in the 400m 
freestyle, iOOm 

butterfly, and 200m 
backstroke. Saturday's 
MVP was Brad Johnson 
who placed first in the 
100m freestyle and the 
50m freestyle. The first 
star went to Dave 
Chisholm on Friday and 
Brad Johnson on 
Saturday. The second 
star went to Brad 
Johnson on Friday and 
Dave Chisholm on 
Saturday. The third star 
went to Kevin Aves on 
Friday and John Howard 
on Saturday. 



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Disappointing Showing For tlie Volleyball Vees 



by Rick Dcnnic 

Staff Writer 



If the fans who attended 
Saturtkiy's volleyball match between 
the Laurcntian Voyageurs and the 
York Yeomen expected more than 
they received, tlicy probably had good 
reason. After all. the Vees were 
coming off a very impressive win 
against the Windsor Lancers, one of 
the better teams in the province. 
However, the fans were bitterly 
disappointed as their Vees were 
handily beaten 15-3, 15-7. 15-2. 

From the onset, it was 
apparent that the Yeomen were in 
control. The Vees come out a little 
tlat against a bigger and more talented 
squad, ^ork demonstrated a 
controlled and balanced attack which 
presented sonic problems for the 
Vccs" blocking and defense. 

The Vccs were not doing 



the little things which would have 
helped their cause. Their passing was 
off the mark which gave setter Nathan 
Squires some trouble using everybody 
in his attack. He did, however, hold 
his own which demonstrates that he 
has come a long way as a setter. 

Coach Lefroy commented 
on the lack of experience as a reason 
for the loss. Team captain Paul 
Rainvillc is the only starter with a 
considerable amount of games under 
his belt. Squires, as .setter, was forced 
to go to Rainvillc often throughout 
the match, making Laurentian's plays 
easy for the York blockers to read. 
Rainvillc did an admirable job by 
leading the team in all offensive 
categories. 

Mike Taylor was named 
MVP for the match demonstrating 
his adjustment to a starter's role. "He 
never quits," Lefroy said after the 
game. 

Some other notables were 
Damion Stapledon who was inserted 



into the back court to handle the 

tougher servers. 

Also, rookie Al ' 

A r s e n a u 1 t 

received a 

considerable 

amount of 

playing time and 

did very well, 

especially in the 

back row. 

Remaining 
positive. Kit 
Lefroy looks 
ahead to the two 
big games 
against Rycrson. 
"If we take two 
there, we arc 
right in the thick 
of things. And 
we'll win if we 
play like we did 
against 
Windsor." 




iMLAMBDA • Volume 34 • lssue16/ Numero 16 



S(PO!R'ZS 



WORLD SOCCER NEWS 



le jeudi 18 Janvier 1996/Thurs., January 18, 1996 



by Takis Zervas 

Columnist 



Well, my soccer amigos, 
after a rough weekend, being my 
birthday and participating in an 
exciting weekend of Model 
Parliament, I still had time to research 
on the latest soccer news from around 
the world. Nomatterwhat, I still will 
hold my commitment to inform my 
soccer-fanatic friends. So without 
hesitation, let's get fanatic! 

In Germany, new problems 
have arisen for Werder Bremen and 
theirDutchcoach, AadDeMos. They 
have four foreigners, but only three 
can play. Brazilian defender Junior 
Baiano is a banker, so is Egyptian 




Haman Ramzy . Argentinean Rodolfo 
Cardoso and Russian Vladimir 
Bestchastrich are fighting for the 
remaining two places... For the first 
time since the UEFA merit table was 
introduced for the allocation of places 
in the UEFA cup, Germany could 
lose one representative. Up to now, 
they have been allowed the maximum 
four places, but in the current ranking 
table Italy, France, and Spain have 
forged ahead. Only the top three are 
granted four teams each. 

In France, Nantes having 
made such an uneasy start, small 
wonder. Given the loss of Loko and 
Karcmbcu, it seems unlikely that 
anyone is going to overhau 1 Paris St. 
Germain. Dely Valdes, from 
Cagliari, has proved an inspired 
signing, making one wonder why he 
was let go. Loko, after that disastrous 
beginning, seems to have 
found his equilibrium 
again. Perhaps above all, 
the tall Brazilian, Rai, has 
recovered his old creative 
form. 

In Holland, on the 
coaching front, Dutch 
'musical chairs' has 
started early this season. 
After Leo Beenhakker 
returned to Mexico, Wim 
Van Hanegem has taken 
over Al Hilal in the Saudi 
Arabian capital Riyadh. 
Van Hanegem has taken 
another Dutch coach, 
former international Lex 
Schoenmaker, with him 
as his number two... 
Veteran Dutch 



international Jan Wouters has 
declared that he will retire after this 
season with Feyenoord and possibly 
take a coaching position in the 
Holland First Division or a youth 
coaching position with German club 
Bayern Munich. 

In Ireland, Shelbourne, 
under new manager Damien 
Richardson, beat Sligo in the League 
Cup Final. Andy Townsend was the 
surprise choice as FAI Senior player 
of the Year for 1995. Jeff Kenna won 
the Under - 25 award and Mark 
Kennedy was the Under - 2 1 winner. 

In Belgium, Herman 
Helleputte became the sixth coach 
this season to lose his job with a 
Belgium First Division club when he 
parted company with Germinal 
Elieren. After just over a year in 
charge of the club on the outskirts of 
Antwerp, 41 -year-old Helleputte has 
been replaced by Ekeren's technical 
director, the Pole Stanny Gzil. Gzil, 
38, is a former Polish international 
winger who has spent the last 16 
years in Belgium. 

In Denmark, national team 
coach Moller Nielsen has signed a 
four-year contract with the Finnish 
FA. Current national coach Jukka 
Ikalainen will act as MollerNielsen's 
assistant... In Finland, HJK Helsinki 
have named former national boss 
Tommy Lindholm as their new coach. 
Lindholm replaces the Swede, Bo 
Johansson, who in turn will take over 
from Moller Nielsen as Denmark's 
coach next July... In Sweden, IFK 
Gothenborg clinched their 13th 
League title with a 2-0 win over 
Trelleborgs in their final match of 



the season in front 
of 17 000 fans at 
the Gamla Ullevi 
stadium. 

I n 

Bolivia, The 
Strongest beat 
champions 
Bolivar 5-1 in the 
La Paz classic, 
but the latter 
already had 
qualified for this 
season's 
championship 
semi-finals, 
together with 
Guabira. 

I n 

Venezuela, 

Caracus FC look like the strongest 
team in the season's opening 
championship, with leading 
VenezuelanplayersStalinRivasand 
Jose Dolgctta and Colombian Alex 
Valderrama, younger brother of 
Carlos, in their line-up. They top the 
Oriental group, while Union Tachira 
lead the Occidental group. 

In Nigeria, Ibadan-based 
Shooting Stars look almost certain 
to win the title. They have a five- 
point lead over defending champions 
BCC Lions. Gombe United's Ben 
Agada is the leading scorer, on 12. 

In Algeria, the federation 
have complained to their French 
counterparts over the response from 
French club Auxerre to a suggestion 
of an eight-day training camp and a 
friendly match in Auxerre, where 
Algerian internationals Moussa Saib 
and Abdclhafid Tasfaout, now play. 




Auxerre manager Guy Roux wrote 
back saying he could only accomodate 
a "training match of 45 minutes." 
This brought a scandalised response 
from the Algerian public, always 
sensitive to supposed snubs from their 
former colonial masters. The 
Algerians then cancelled plans for the 
proposed training camp ahead of the 
Nations Cup Finals, and went to Mali 
instead for a 2-0 win in a friendly 
Super Cup at the start of the season. 
That's the soccer news, my 
amigos. Until next week, adios! 

Quote of the week in the 
soccer world: "Roniario would 
certainly be a great attraction. ..after 
Maradona he's the second-best player 
in the world." (Coach Juan Manuel 
Lillo tries to sweet-talk Romario into 
a move to Salamanca) 



A Chat with Coach Campbell 



by Remi Gunn 

Staff Writer 



Peter Campbell is the head 
coach of the Laurentian Voyageurs 
men's basketball team. I had a chance 
to talk with him over the phone about 
his experiences as assistant coach with 
the Canadian Men's Student 
Basketball team. The team competed 
in the FISU Games at Fukuoka, Japan 
this past summer. 

Who participates in the FISU 
Games? 

At FISU, each country of 
tlic world can send a team if they 
choose. So what you get is a variety of 
teams. You get some teams tliat are 
basically student teams. And although 
that's the definition, some teams are 
pretty close to their national team 
programs. There are teams from every 
sector of the world represented at the 
FISU Games. 

How were the playing facilities in 
Japan? 

The facilities are amazing. I 
mean wc just can't relate to them at 
all. The facilities we're practicing in 
at Laurentian or playing in at 
Laurentian weren't as good as some 
of the high schools we practiced at in 
Japan as far as their readiness for the 
competition and the quality of the 
facilities. So that is an experience in 
itself. The FISU Games is probably 
the second largest gathering of 
amateur sport in the- world after the 



Olympics. So any time a country 
takes that on, there is a tremendous 
commitment to quality facilities. . . 
and [to] have everything operated at 
a fairly high level. In that sense it was 
just an incredible experience. The 
people of Japan were very friendly 
and went out of their way to be great 
hosts. 

So there was some tough 
competition? 

There were some very good 
teams. The Americans had an 
excellent team, probably as strong a 
team as they've sent in a few years. . 
. Japan had put a lot of time and effort 
into their team. [They] had prepared 
them to a point where they were much 
further ahead than the Japanese 
usually are at this stage in basketball. 
The eastern Europeans had a couple 
of strong teams. There was a very 
good team there from Finland who 
had sent a big portion of the group 
they had had at the European 
Championships. So there were some 
good, strong teams. 
How did the Canadian team match 
up? What was their record? 

We ended up finishing third. 
We won our first pool, which was a 
pretty strong pool. We came out of it 
undefeated. And then we were in the 
second round and we lost a game to 
the Japanese that we probably 
shouldn't have lost. We got down 
fifteen or sixteen points in the first 
half and were never able to get it 
completely back. We got to within 
one or two late in the second half and 
ended up losing to them by five or 



six. That meant in the crossovers we 
had to play the Americans first. We 
lost to the Americans by about twenty 
points. Then we beat the Czech 
Republic for third place. The 
Americans beat the Japanese by about 
fifty some odd [points] for the gold 
medal. 

Was there a big difference between 
the Canadian style of play and those 
of your opponents? 

Well, I think [that] as a 
Canadian team we have a little bit 
more of the North American influence 
than a lot of the others. And yet we 
are not as good as the Americans at 
that one-on-one game or that North 
American game. So our style is a 
little different than everybody else's. 
It has a North American flavour but I 
think there is a little bit of the European 
game mixed in to it as well. 
Did you notice a big difference 
between coaching at Laurentian 
and coaching at a national level? 

Well, I mean, that is my 
third FISU Games. I was at the games 
in '85 and again in '87. International 
basketball is a lot different than CIAU 
basketbal 1 in the sense that we play ed , 
I think it was, nine games in ten days. 
Now in the CIAU. . . you would never 
have to do that. So that requires a 
tremendous adjustment for your 
players and for the coaching staff 
because each day you're playing a 
team that is completely different than 
the day before. If you are playing an 
Asian team, their style is going to be 
completely d ifferent than a European 
team. If you are playing an Eastern 



European team, 

their style is 

going to be 

completely 

different than a 

Western 

European team. 

So, from a 

coaching 

perspective and 

from a player's 

perspective, the 

styles are so 

varied (unlike 

the CIAU where 

there is some 

variety, but it is 

still basically 

North American 

basketball) and 

the physical 

commitment of 

playing so many 

games in so few 

days is really a 

style adjustment 

for everybody. 

Did you learn 

anything from this experience that 

you have applied to coaching the 

Vees? 

I think that anytime you're 
coaching another team, if you're 
doing a good job, you are learning 




Basketball Vees' Coach Peter 
Campbell 



are going to gain some insights into 
the game. And when you're dealing 
in an international forum, I think as a 
coach you grow and you learn more 
about the game. I think. . . I'm abetter 
coach now for the experience of 



something. I had the pleasure of having been to FISU again and for 



working with John Dore, the coach of 
the Concordia Stingers, and Lou Pero 
who coaches at Lakehead. We spent 
five weeks together. So anytime that 
you spend five weeks together 
working with two other coaches you 



the experience of working with some 
of the best twenty-two and under 
players in our country. 
Did any members of the Vees 
participate in the FISU Games? 

Continued on page 16 



Volume 34 • Issue16/ Numero 16 • LAMBDA 



Thursday, January 18, 1996 /le jeudi 18 Janvier 1996 

Laurentian Varsity 
Veeline 

Men's Basketball: Sunday - U of Toronto 79 Laurentian 61 

The Toronto Varsity Blues defeated the Laurentian Vccs on 
Sunday by an 1 8 point margin. The Vces played a strong first half led by 
Cory Bailey's 12 first half points and at the break were ahead 38-36. The 
Blues took over in the second half by outscoring Laurentian 43-23 with two 
of their players scoring 1 or more points. H igh scorers for Laurentian were 
Cory Bailey with 20 and Blair Morris with 16. Bailey's twenty points 
combined with and overall solid performance gave him the nod as the 
game's MVP for Laurentian. 

Men's Hockey: Saturday - Laurentian 5 Wilfrid Laurier 2 
Sunday - Waterloo 6 Laurentian 5 

The Voyageurs travelled to Waterloo on Saturday to face off 
against the Golden Hawks.. The journey was successful as they outshot the 
opposition 46-2 1 , capitalizing on five shots. Kevin MacKay was the game's 
MVP with one goal and two assists. Goalie Sean Spencer was great between 
the pipes with 19 saves and allowing only two goals. Kiley Hill continued 
his run in the scoring race adding one goal and two assists. Laurentian other 
goal scorers were Cory Evans, Corey Murphy, and Brad Baber. This win 
allowed the Vees to pull ahead of York by two points in the standings. 

The Vees were in Waterloo last weekend to face the Warriors, but 
came up short and were defeated. Kevin MacKay was again a big asset with 
two goals and three assists for a total of five points. Brad Baber also had a 
great game with one goal and two assists. David Graff and Kiley Hill were 
the other goal scorers for Laurentian. 

Men's and Women's Track and Field: 

Saturday - Chairman of the Boards Meet 
Sunday - York Invitational 

This past weekend, the track team competed in the York Invitational 
and the Chainnan of the Boards meets. At the Chairman Meet, Shane Rosati 
was named the male MVP as a result of his second place result in the long 
jump (6.44 m). The female MVP was Jenn Dcwan who garnered the 
accolade from her placing third in the 600 yds. run ( 1 ;3 1 .3). Overall, the 
team placed fourth out of the ten competing universities. The next day, the 
team travelled to competed in the York Invitational where ClAU qualifier 
Ian Jans.scn was named male MVP placing fifth in the triple jump ( 1 3.76 m). 
Suzanne Peters ran well in the 300 m with a time of 43. 67 earning her the 
female MVP from this meet. Peters then combined with Tracy McKenzie, 
Lucie Trcniblay, and Lding Mvilongo to come second in the women's 4 x 
200 m Relay. Well done. Lady Vccs and Voyageurs! 

Next weekend, the track team travel to Windsor to kick butts from 
both side of the border when they participate in the Can-Am Open Classic. 
Good luck. Laurentian! 

Athletes of the Week: 

Swimmer Dave Chisholm and Lady Vee Sarah Kieffer are Laurentian's 
male and female athletes of the week respectively. Dave, a fourth year 
kinesiology student from Tillsonburg, led the swimming team at meets this 
past weekend w iih four first place and two second place finishes. Sarah, a 
fourth year sports administration student from Walkcrton. total led 4 1 points 
in the two games the Lady Vees played this weekend. She shone particularly 
in the second game as Laurentian defeated Toronto in overtime with Sarah 
contributing half of the teams 1 6 overtime points, finishing with a season 
high gatnc total of 22. 

Congratulations, Sarah and Dave' 



sm^RT^ 



Blues Beaten By Lady Vees 



Continued from page 15 

Shawn Swords played. He 
came off the bench for us and played 
extremely well. His style of play. . . 
really was a bonus to the learn. 
WhcncN cr he came on the lloor there 
was an instant emotion boost. . . that 
certainly benefited the Canadian 
team. On a number of nights 1 think 
he was one of our best players, if not 
our best player. He certainly had a 
big impact. By the time the 
tournament was over, in our last game 
against the Czechs... he had built 
himself into a spot where he started 
that game and played very well for 
Canada. 

Do you have any future plans for 
coaching? 

Well, like anybody else that 
is in it. I've been with the national 
womcn'stcam for four years and I've 
coached the Ontario team. 1 mean 
your goal, eventually, is to work with 
the national men 'steam. Sure, Canada 



has to qualify for the World Under 
Twenty-Two's next year. It would 
be my goal to be able to be involved 
with them or to be able to be involved 
with our Under Nineteen team the 
year alter. I've had experience with 
the junior team. I've had experience 
with the student team. Any time you 
get to work w lihin our national team 
structure, it's a great advantage to 
you as a coach and it's a great 
experience. My hope is to be able to 
slay involved with the national 
programs and to improve as a coach 
and to contribute back to the game of 
basketball in Canada. 
Do you have any Hnal comments? 
1 think the number one hope 
is that that experience, for Shawn and 
me, will benefit the Voyageurs. Some 
of what we've done this fall and some 
of what we're going to do this spring 
will be a direct result of what we 
accomplished over the summer and 
the experiences we gained over the 
summer. 



by Dan Scott 

Staff Writer 



The Lady Vees basketball 
team played ferociously against their 
long-time divisional rivals, the U of 
T Blues, last Sunday and scraped 
together an 89-79 overtime win to 
pull their record to 2-1. 

The game was close, with 
Laurentian holding a lead throughout 
the first half and Toronto claiming 
the lead formuch of the second half. 
In the waning minutes of regulation 
time, the lead switched several times, 
but with just 25 seconds left, the ball 
and the 72-71 lead were in 
Laurentian's hands. 

Toronto's relatively 
disciplined second half now cost 
them valuable time since they had to 
foul Laurentian five times before 
hitting the bonus. In the process, 
Tina Ellison and Liz Hart each 
accumulated four fouls — a 
dangerous situation considering that 
those two players accounted for 54 
of Toronto's points. 

Katie Malone was finally 
sent to the line, sank her first free 
throw, then missed. The rebound 
went into the Blues' hands with 5.1 
seconds remaining and Hart drained 
a buzzer-beater to tie the game. 

Overtime tested the Lady 
Vees' character — could they bounce 
back from Hart's last second shot? 
No Hart's bigger than Laurentian 
heart, however, as they first kept 



pace with Toronto, 
then began todominate 
after Ellison was 
disqualified by her 
fifth foul (in the 
process of trying to 
stuff Malone). The 
Lady Vees scored 12 
unanswered points in 
overtime to sink the 
hopes of the Blues 
contingent. 

Toronto head 
coach Michele 

B e 1 a n g e r 
complimented the 
Laurentian squad, 
saying "they shot the 
ball really well" and 
candidly stated that her 
own team's "defence 
was absolutely 

pathetic" in the loss. 

Sarah Kieffer 
played another outstanding game for 
the Vees, scoring a total of 22 points 
and being simply unstoppable as the 
go-to player in overtime. Tanya Tatti 
and Katie Malone once again played 
fantastic defensive games and 
contributed 15 and 12 points 
respectively. Shelley Dewar, 
earmarked as a three-point threat after 
her performances against Toronto last 
year, was crowded on the perimeter 
but still managed to nail 14 points. 

Of the rookies' first Blues 
experience, Stephanie DeSutter 
played a smart game with eight points 
and four assists, while Karen Vos 
was pressured into a total of 10 
turnovers while marking her nine 




points. Stephanie Harrison continues 
to improve, scoring 6 points and 
hauling down 4 rebounds (sharing 
the team lead in that category). 

Undoubtedly pleased with 
his team's show of character in the 
overtime victory, head coach Peter' 
Ennis was not concerned about any 
drop of intensity after the emotional 
U of T game. Instead, the win should 
serve as a signal that, until McNichol 
returns, the team can still play 
Laurentian basketball. 

Look forward to the Lady 
Vees next home game, Saturday, 
January 27, against the Ryerson Rams 
at 6:15 p.m. 



Lady Vees Golden Over Gaels 



On Friday night, the Lady 
Vees improved their record to 1-1 
with a 85-68 win over the Queen's 
Golden Gaels. Laurentian summoned 
an unyieldingly aggressive effort 
against the Gaels, who were down by 
only a single point after the first half 
but could not handle L.U.'s stepped- 
up defense in the second half. 

"Laurentian made an 
adjustment to stop all of our cuts and 
scrccns,"admittedimpres.scd Queen's 
coach Dave Wilson. "Ang [von 
Richtcr, 6'3" center] had a little 
difficulty with the physical contact," 
he added, but she still managed to 
score 19 points for the Gaels. 

"They were very patient on 
ot Tense until they saw a breakdown in 
our defense," Wilson continued. 
The scrappy leadership of Queen's 



fourth-year point guard 
Jaylene Morrison could not 
rally her troops against the 
back-breaking plays by the 
likes of Laurentian's Sarah 
Kieffer (player of the game 
with 1 9 hard-fought points), 
Katie Malone (stealing an 
inbound pass and streaking 
in for an uncontested lay- 
up), and Tanya "Tex" Tatti 
(sprinting back after being 
stuffed to pick the sluggish 
Queen's guard's pocket and 
hustling hard for loose balls). 
Also encouraging 
was the improved confidence 
of Lady Vees' rookie post 
Stephanie Harrison. With 
McNichol gone for at least two more 
weeks, Laurentian desperately needs 




the inside threat that Harrison can 

provide. 



Lady Vees Basketball: Fri. Jan. 19 vs. Ryerson (in Toronro) at 6:00 p.m. 
Sat. Jan. 20 vs. York (in Toronto) at 6:00 p.m. 



Voyageur Basketball: Fri. Jan. 19 vs. Ryerson (in Toronto) at 8:00 p.m. 
Sal. Jan. 20 vs. York (in Toronto) at 8:00p.m. 

Voyagcur Hockey: Sat. Jan. 20 vs. Guclph (Sudbury Arena) at 7:00 p.m. 

Sun. Jan. 21 vs. U of T (Countryside Arena) at 2:45 p.m. 

Men's and Women's Track and Field: 

Sat. Jan. 20 at CAN-AM Open.Cla.ssic (Windsor) at 10:00 a.m. 

Men's and Women's Swimming: 

Fri. Jan. 1 9 and Sat. Jan. 20 at Laurier - Dual Meet (lime T.B.A.) (in Waterloo) 

Men's and Women's Nordic Skiing: 

Sat. Jan. 20 and Sun. Jan. 21 at Guelph, Designated Race 1 at Duntroon 

Voyageur Volleyball: Fri. Jan. 19 vs. U of T (in Toronto) at 8:00 p.m. 
Sat. Jan. 20 vs. Queen's ( in Kingston) at 8:(X) p.m. 



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